Lung Cancer Screening

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LUNG CANCER SCREENING

The Lung Cancer Screening Program at the Kathryn O’Connor Regional Cancer Center at Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas, focuses on early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer in high-risk individuals.

On February 5, 2015, a new benefit for low does coupled tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening for certain Medicare beneficiaries was announced. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS))

If you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible for lung cancer screening.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

Category 1 Eligibility

  1. Are you 55-80 years of age?
  2. Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer?
  3. Have a 30-pack years or greater history of tobacco smoking?
  4. Are you a current smoker or have you quit smoking within the last 15 years?

OR

Category 2 Eligibility

  1. Are you age 50-80 years?
  2. Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer?
  3. Have you smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 20+ years?
  4. Do you have one additional lung cancer risk factor*, not to include second hand smoke?

*High risk factors include: Personal History of Chronic Lung Disease: COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis or other lung disease, Personal cancer history or exposure to other cancer causing agents (asbestos, radon, cadmium, nickel, coal smoke or diesel.

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR LUNG CANCER SCREENING?

Ask your doctor for a written order today.

If you answered “yes” to all of the questions in either Category 1 or 2 Eligibility, have your doctor’s office schedule your lung cancer screening appointment by providing a written order and calling: 361-572-PASS.