Some things can wait. Your lung cancer screening can't.
A low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scan at Baptist Cancer Center can identify lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. If you currently smoke or recently quit successfully, find out below if you qualify for a screening.
If you meet the qualifications, our patient navigator will be in touch.
Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings: Who Qualifies?
You qualify for a low-dose CT scan if you
- Are 50–77 years old
- Currently smoke or have quit within the last 15 years
- Have at least a 20-pack-year history of smoking (e.g., smoked one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years)
When our patient navigators contact you, they’ll ask you questions about your health. Then, they can make recommendations about whether you are eligible to get screened and help you schedule an appointment if you are eligible.
Medicare and most private insurers cover these screenings with no out-of-pocket costs for patients who qualify. Follow-up tests and additional screenings after your initial scan may require a co-pay or deductible. Our patient navigators can help you understand your insurance coverage.
Why You Need a Low-Dose CT Screening?
Baptist’s team of oncologists, pulmonologists and other specialists share why low-dose CT scan screenings are important to diagnosing and treating cancer.