Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., with more people dying of lung cancer than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.
Lung cancer screening using low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screens patients at high-risk for lung cancer prior to becoming symptomatic. This potential life-saving screening may be right for you if you are a current smoker or have quit smoking within the past 15 years.
Speak with your PCP or call 330-841-1962, to find out if you are a candidate and discuss your options.
- Individuals between the ages of 55-77
- History of smoking 1 pack a day for 30 years or 2 packs a day for 20 years
- A current smoker or former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years
- Patient has not had a chest CT within past 12 months
- Patients who do not have symptoms of lung cancer
- Patients who have participated in counseling that attests to shared decision making prior to the first CT Low Dose Lung Screening Exam
- Patient experience during the CT Low Dose Lung Screening Exam
During the screening, patients will lie on their back on the CT scan table with their hands placed above their head. The table will move in and out of a donut shaped ring. The patient will be asked to hold their breath for a few seconds while X-rays are generated and pictures are created. The test will take approximately two to four minutes and the patient may leave upon completion. Your physician will receive the report and results within 24 to 48 hours.
Lung Cancer Screening Locations:
Trumbull Regional Medical Center
1350 E. Market Street
Warren OH 44483
Steward Health Center, Elm Road
2586 Elm Road NE, Building B
Cortland, OH 44410
For more information on the Lung Cancer Screening Program, call 330-841-1962.