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Lung Cancer Screening Program

​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.

People who are at high risk for lung cancer can be screened and diagnosed for 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 study conducted by the National Cancer Institute proved that screening people at high risk for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans reduced mortality from lung cancer by 20 percent.

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 972.535.2710.

Cost

The screening will be filed with your insurance provider. Co-pay and deductibles may apply. Medicare may cover expense if all qualifications are met. Cash pay rate is available. Call 972.535.2710 for pricing.

Physician Referral

Ask your doctor if you qualify for the lung cancer screening; a physician's order is required. If you need a physician referral, call 844.601.6070.

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