Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States with the majority diagnosed in later stages. That’s why prevention and early detection are the best ways to reduce risks associated with lung cancer.
Rush-Copley offers a low-dose lung CT screening for people at risk for lung cancer. Low-dose lung CT screening has shown a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer deaths for high-risk individuals.
Rush-Copley follows the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for lung cancer screening which has two categories for high-risk individuals for lung cancer screening:
- Between 55 and 74 years old
- Greater than or equal to 30-pack year history of smoking
- Smoking cessation less than 15 years
- 50 years old or older
- Greater than or equal to 20-pack year history of smoking
- One additional risk factor: a cancer history, lung disease history, family history of lung cancer, radon exposure, and occupation exposure.
Cost and Scheduling
Cost for the screening is $99 (regularly $149) during the month of November in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The screening includes a low-dose CT scan read by a board-certified radiologist and a consultation with a nurse navigator to explain the exam and follow up with you after the screening. To learn more about the lung CT scan, or to make an appointment, call 630-898-6493.
You may qualify for a free grant-funded screening. To find out if you are eligible, please call 630-898-6493.