An effective early screening for lung cancer
Lung cancer is most treatable when it is discovered early. Now, thanks
to an imaging study called low-dose CT scan, we are able to detect lung
abnormalities, including lung cancer, earlier and more effectively than
Low-dose CT is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and
Medicaid, when eligibility criteria are met:
- Be between 55 and 77 years old
- Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
- Have a tobacco use history of at least 30 pack-years (One pack-year equals
smoking 20 cigarettes/day for a year)
- Be a current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years
To determine your eligibility for the screening, talk with your primary
care provider. The screening requires an order from a physician. If you
don't have a primary care provider, we can help you find one. Call
our Care 24/7 line at (606) 408-8999 or toll free 1-844-324-2200 for help.
The American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association and the U.S.
Preventive Services Task Force all recommend yearly lung cancer screening
for people who meet the screening criteria.
Here's a link to learn more.
King's Daughters is pleased to make this potentially lifesaving screening
available at a number of locations throughout our service area, including
Ashland, Grayson, Prestonsburg and Portsmouth, Ohio.
To get started, call our Care 24/7 line at (606) 408-8999 or toll-free
1-844-324-2200 and tell them you're interested in knowing more about
lung cancer screening.