(April 7, 2022)-Since 2013, Clearview Cancer Insitute has screened thousands of patients for early signs of lung cancer.
Of those scanned at CCI:
In 2021 alone, 1,765 people were screened for lung cancer with a low-dose CT and 27 patients were diagnosed with lung cancer following the screen.
“Seeing that lung screening card in Dr. Bedoya’s exam room saved my life. I didn’t know anything about early screening and I was shocked when they called with the news that I had lung cancer,” said Ms. Marcel Byrd, a lung cancer survivor.
You may qualify for a lung screening if you meet the following criteria:
Why should I get screened for lung cancer?
How much does a lung cancer screening cost?
Do I need a referral for a low-dose lung screen?
What to expect
Before your screening
You will meet with your provider to discuss the benefits and risks of screening. If you decide on screening, your provider will order the screening and refer you to a Clearview Cancer Institute. Your provider’s office will send a referral to Clearview Cancer Institute. Our lung screening coordinator will call you to schedule.
During your screening
You lie on your back on a table while pictures are taken of your lungs. You shouldn’t need to change your clothes as long as they don’t contain metal. No medicines or needles are required for the procedure.
After your screening
A specialist will read your scan and someone from Clearview Cancer Institute or your healthcare team will call you to discuss the result. If you have a negative result, you will continue with yearly screening. If you have a positive result, you may need additional scans or tests. Your healthcare provider will talk to you about the findings and what needs to happen next.
For more information, please call the lung screening coordinator at Clearview Cancer Institute: 256-327-5792