Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe's lung cancer screening program offers those at high risk for lung cancer the opportunity to be screened and diagnosed with lung cancer before symptoms develop through use of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan.
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death – more than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined.
A National Cancer Institute study estimates that early detection and treatment of lung cancer could save more than 70,000 lives a year.
Lung Cancer Screening
- A low-dose CT scan of the lungs – once the patient is on the table – takes less than five minutes.
- A radiologist on the medical staff reviews the scan and looks for signs of nodules that might indicate cancer.
Do you or a loved one meet these conditions?
To qualify, patients should:
- Be 55-77 years old
- Have a smoking history of 30 pack years (1.5 packs/day x 20 smoking years = 30 pack years)
- Be a current smoker or stopped smoking within the last 15 years
- Have no symptoms
For more information or to schedule a screening, call 972.520.8064.
The screening will be filed with your insurance provider. Co-pay and deductibles may apply. Medicare may cover expense if all qualifications are met.
Ask your doctor if you qualify for the lung cancer screening; a physician's order is required. If you need a physician referral, call 1.844.BSW.DOCS.