Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. But the good news is that we can often treat lung cancer if we find it early. That's why screenings are so important.
A low dose chest CT scan is currently the best way to screen for lung cancer. It is quick, painless and non-invasive. This exam does not require the use of contrast dye.
You may be eligible for lung cancer screening if you:
*Most insurance providers cover the cost of annual screenings. Their age requirements may differ. Please check with your specific provider for coverage.
Approximately 25% of all people who have a screening for lung cancer are found to have small spots, or nodules, in the lungs. It is important to know that only three or four out of 100 lung nodules are found to be cancer. The majority of these spots are small scars that will not affect your health.
In order to determine if these spots are cancerous, further testing may be required. Monitoring the growth of the nodules over time with follow up scans may be necessary.
Lung cancer screening scans expose people to a low dose of radiation. For former or current cigarette smokers, screening benefits may outweigh potential harm from radiation. When you enter our lung cancer screening program we will discuss the many factors you should consider prior to your screening.
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
1200 Driving Park Ave
Newark, NY 14513
Rochester General Campus - Wilson Building
800 Carter St
Rochester, NY 14621
Unity Hospital - Professional Office Building
1561 Long Pond Rd, Suite 408
Rochester, NY 14626
215 Alexander St, Suite 1000
Rochester, NY 14607
Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic
2 Coulter Rd, Suite 2610
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
100 CrossKeys Office Pk, Suite 170
Fairport, NY 14450
United Memorial Medical Center
127 North St
Batavia, NY 14020
Regardless of your screening decision, avoiding smoking is the most powerful way to lower your chance of suffering from not only lung cancer, but emphysema, heart attacks, and many other health issues. We know you often hear people tell you “Just Quit”; we know it isn’t that easy. We are here to help you in your journey to quit smoking.
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