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$49 Lung Screen

Lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer in both men and women. Finding any cancer at an early stage is always best, but especially with lung cancer. 

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$49 Lung Screen

Lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer in both men and women. Finding any cancer at an early stage is always best, but especially with lung cancer.

Early detection is the key to beating lung cancer. Most lung cancers are first diagnosed based on symptoms. Unfortunately, symptoms often don’t occur until the disease is in a late stage when treatment options are limited.

The screening package includes

  • Low-radiation dose lung computed tomography (CT) scan evaluated by a radiologist who specializes in lung disease
  • Easy-to-understand report and educational information

How to get screened for lung cancer

  • Based on the findings released in the 2010 National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), Franciscan Health was the first in Indiana and one of the first in the nation to offer a lung CT.
  • The lung screening is safe, simple, non-invasive and results in a minimal amount of radiation exposure. Since smoking also increases the risk of heart disease, you may also qualify for a heart scan.

Payment

Payment without insurance will be $49. Most facilities are self-pay only. In some situations, insurance may cover this, making the cost less. 

The lung CT screening is covered by Medicare (patients age 55-77) and may be covered by private insurers at the Indianapolis, Mooresville, Carmel and Greenbrooke locations only.

Please consult your primary care physician if you would like to have this service covered by your insurance, otherwise the cost is $49 self-pay.

Criteria

The criteria on this page is offered as general information, to help you determine if you may be a candidate for a lung screen. Criteria at each location will vary. Please call if you would like to schedule a lung screen, or if you are not sure if you meet the criteria, and a staff member can help guide you.

Ages: Men and Women 55-80

Must meet the following criteria: 

  • Current smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • Averaged smoking one pack/day for 30 years, two packs/day for 15 years or 3 packs/day for 10 years, etc.
  • No signs or symptoms of lung cancer

Ages: Men and Women 50+

Current smoker, or have averaged smoking one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years and have one additional risk factor, such as:

  • Cancer history - Cancers with an increased risk of developing new primary lung cancer include survivors of lung cancer, lymphomas, cancer of the head and neck and smoking-related cancers.
  • Lung disease history - such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Family history of lung cancer
  • Radon exposure
  • Occupational exposure - such as carcinogens targeting the lungs including silica, cadmium, asbestos, arsenic, beryllium, chromium (VI), diesel fumes and nickel.

Video: Women & Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women. 3800 adults die each year as a result of lung cancer. It's expected that almost twice as many women will die of lung cancer compared to breast cancer.

Symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Increasing fatigue 
  • Back and shoulder pain 
  • Even pain with deep breathing

If you are a lifelong smoker, talk to your doctor about early screening for lung cancer. As many as 20 percent of women who develop lung cancer are non-smokers. The great news about lung cancer CT screening is that we can detect lung cancer earlier than before. Treatment for lung cancer with either chemotherapy or radiation surgery really depends on the stage that you're diagnosed with.

Schedule

Call to schedule a lung screen in the location nearest you.

Indianapolis (877) 888-1777
Mooresville  (877) 888-1777
Carmel   (877) 888-1777
Greenbrooke (877) 888-1777
Lafayette  (888) 390-3668
Rensselaer (888) 390-3668
Crawfordsville (888) 390-3668
Chesterton (800) 931-3322
Crown Point (800) 931-3322
Michigan City  (800) 931-3322
Dyer   (800) 931-3322
Hammond (800) 931-3322
Munster  (800) 931-3322
Valparaiso (800) 931-3322
Olympia Fields  (866) 790-2229
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