Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States—more than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. It's no secret that smokers have a higher risk of developing lung cancer than non-smokers, even years after quitting. If you are a current or former smoker who is concerned about your risk for developing lung cancer, our low-dose CT screening program may be right for you. This recent method of early detection for lung cancer has been proven to reduce the risk of lung cancer death by 20%.
Typically, symptoms of lung cancer don't appear until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. A low-dose CT screening is the only recommended tool for detecting lung cancer in its earliest stage—before symptoms are apparent. As with most cancers, early detection of lung cancer offers the best opportunity for a cure.
Take our assessment now to find out if you’re eligible for the screening.
Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer is covered by a growing number of insurance plans. Check with your plan to find out if it is covered. The screening service includes the CT scan, interpretation and written report by a board-certified radiologist, and follow-up reminder from the radiologist to the patient and referring physician, when needed.
All scans are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist who will send a written report to the patient and referring physician following the screening. Patients will have 24/7 access to results through our secure web portal, MyLGHealth. You can connect with the website using any computer or smartphone.
If a follow-up study is recommended at a later date, the radiologist will keep track and send a reminder to the patient and referring physician to make sure that this important step is taken.
To schedule a screening, please call 717-544-5941. You must obtain a referral from your primary care physician. If you need a primary care physician, click here.