Lung Cancer Screening
Lung Cancer is the second leading cause of death and the number one cause of cancer death in the United States. More people die from lung cancer than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined.
Lung Cancer Risk Factors:
- Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
- Asbestos, Arsenic, Diesel Exhaust, Silica, Chromium
- Personal or Family History of Lung Cancer
- Radiation Therapy to the Chest
Teaming up with Boone Hospital’s Stewart Cancer Center, the radiologists at Radiology Consultants Inc. provide a Lung Cancer Screening program. This program aims to fight lung cancer and improve patient survival by as much as 20%. The screening includes a low dose CT chest examination to patients who qualify as high risk (listed below).
If you would like to learn more, please visit the Boone Hospital Lung Cancer Screening website or call 573-815-2888.
Patients who qualify for a lung cancer screening:
- Age 55-74
- Greater than or equal to a 30 pack-year history of smoking*
- Quit smoking less than 15 years ago
- Age greater than 50
- Greater than or equal to a 20 pack-year history of smoking*
- One additional risk factor (see above risk factor list)
*How to Calculate Your Pack-Year History of Smoking: Take the number of years you have smoked times the number of packs per day. For example, if you have smoked two packs per day for 15 years, then your pack-year history would be 30.