Fremont Health’s lung cancer screening program aims to diagnose the disease in its earliest possible stage, utilizing low-dose Computerized Tomography (CT) lung cancer screenings for high-risk patients. When diagnosed early, more than 90% of lung cancers can be cured with prompt intervention.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women – responsible for more deaths each year than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Tobacco use still accounts for 87 percent of lung cancer deaths in the United States. In its early stages, there may be no symptoms, consequently, lung cancer is often diagnosed in the late stages of the disease.
A Computerized Tomography (CT) lung scan is an efficient and painless exam. It combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images of your lungs, taken from different angles.
Low-dose CT lung screenings are covered by Medicare and Medicaid and, in most cases, is covered by private health insurance companies. Patients receive a voucher for a free tobacco cessation class.
Lung cancer screenings (performed annually for three consecutive years) with low-dose CT is recommended for individuals who meet the following criteria:
A physician order is required for this screening. Test results will be sent to the ordering physician, who will coordinate any necessary follow-up. The patient will receive a letter indicating their results have been sent to their provider.
To schedule a low-dose CT lung scan for your patient:
Fremont Health Medical Center Scheduling
Talk to your healthcare provider about your lung cancer risk and whether this screening is recommended for you. A physician order required.
For more information, contact:
Stacey Ernesti, Director of Imaging Services
402-727-3785 or email@example.com
Screenings are not intended as a substitute for regular medical exams.
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