Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that adults at high risk of developing lung cancer undergo annual low-dose CT screening. Current and former smokers are considered to be a high-risk for lung cancer.
Insurance coverage for the screening, however, is not usually provided. As a result, many people who should be screened are not. To address this issue, King’s Daughters Medical Center now offers this potentially life-saving exam to eligible individuals at for just $80.
“By making this screening exam affordable and accessible, we hope to save lives that might otherwise be lost,” said Mary Adams, RN, oncology nurse navigator at King’s Daughters.
Screenings will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3 and Thursday, April 17. To be eligible for the screening, participants must:
“As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with low-dose CT scans,” Adams said. These include:
Appointments are required. To find out more and determine eligibility for the program, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).
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