Lung Cancer CT Scan
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and worldwide. Approximately 85 percent of lung cancer occurs in current or former cigarette smokers. When detected early, lung cancer can be treated with greater success. In 15 to 30 percent of cases, lung cancer has spread outside of the lung by the time it has been detected, reducing chances for survival.
Regular lung cancer screening saves lives.
Ask your doctor or call (585) 922-XRAY (9729) to schedule an appointment.
Patients at high risk of lung cancer meet the following criteria:
- Current or former heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 30 pack-years history of smoking (an average of one pack per day for 30 years)
- Between the ages of 55 and 74
- No major health problems or conditions that would contraindicate cancer treatments like surgery
- The technologist will position you on the examination table.
- The table will move through the scanner to determine the correct starting position for the scans.
- The table will move slowly through the scanner a second time to take the CT scan.
- During the scan, you will hold your breath for five to 10 seconds.
Does insurance cover CT Lung Cancer Screening?
Most scans are covered by insurance. Consult your carrier to determine your individual coverage and gain authorization.
If you think you should be screened for lung cancer, talk to your doctor or call (585) 922-XRAY (9729).