For far too many patients in our region, lung cancer is diagnosed at an advanced stage, making treatment difficult or impossible. However, new diagnostic and treatment options Wellmont Health System offers can catch potential lung disease at earlier, more treatable stages.
Low-dose CT screening is one of the most important breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis in recent years. With early lung disease intervention, we’re able to give patients better options for treatment – and much better chances of survival.
Low-dose CT lung cancer screening is recommended if you're between ages 55-79 and:
If you have lung disease, particularly COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), you should be evaluated by a pulmonologist before seeking low-dose CT.
To ensure lung cancer is detected early and you are well cared-for throughout treatment and recovery, Wellmont’s lung nodule program offers many benefits:
Low-dose CT screenings are offered at several Wellmont locations, so you won't have to travel far early intervention.
Screenings are available at the following locations:
That's a question you should discuss with your doctor, especially if you have the risk factors above. Low-dose CT screenings require referral from a physician.
Insurance companies, including Medicare, cover low-dose CT screenings as a preventive service free of charge.
Wellmont is committed to giving everyone the best opportunity possible to fight cancer. This means we're increasing access to this life-saving screening for everyone in our region who needs it – regardless of the ability to pay.
If you don't have insurance, you can still receive a screening for $50, due at the time of service and payable by cash, credit card or check.
If you're looking for more information or have questions about Wellmont's lung nodule program, please give us a call today: 1-844-4UR-LUNG (487-5864).
To learn more about how you can take on lung cancer, call 1-844-487-5864.
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