Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is responsible for more deaths annually than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. A landmark national study, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, has indicated that screening with low-dose CT scans can help find these cancers early, leading to a higher cure rate.
What is a Lung Cancer Screening?
Lung Cancer Screening is a low-dose CT scan (computed tomography) which is a type of imaging. The scan covers the entire chest and provides a more detailed look than a standard chest x-ray. The exam take about 15 minutes in total, with the actual scan lasting only 5 to 10 seconds.
Who Should Have a Lung Cancer Screening?
This exam is for patients that are at high risk for lung cancer.
How Do I Schedule a Lung Cancer Screening?
For more information or to schedule a lung cancer screening, call 1-855-EARLYDX (1-855-327-5939)
Request a consultation.
What Does it Cost?
The total cost is $250, which you will pay at the time of service. Most insurers do not cover this type of screening. It is a personal decision and an investment in your health and peace of mind.
Where Do I Go for Screening?
Sentara offers lung cancer screenings at 15 convenient locations across Hampton Roads.
View Lung Cancer Screening Locations.
What Happens After the Screening?
You and your primary care physician will be informed of your screening results within 5 business days. If the results are abnormal, your physicians will coordinate the appropriate followup appointments and care.