Worried about lung cancer?
Current smoker? Former smoker?
If you’re worried about lung cancer, turn your questions into answers.
When it comes to lung cancer, early detection can make all the difference. Far too often, lung cancer is not found until symptoms are present, which usually means the disease has reached a stage where it is much more difficult to treat.
New guidelines, released in 2021 by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, should enable millions more smokers to get a low-dose CT lung screening that can detect lung cancer earlier, when surviving five or more years is 56% more likely. This screening is available at Princeton Radiology.
If you meet the new, expanded criteria below, your insurance company should provide coverage.
For current or former heavy smokers, CT lung cancer screening can change the odds.
Unlike chest X-rays or waiting until your doctor hears something suspicious through the stethoscope, CT scans can find tiny lung lesions at a stage where they can be treated much more successfully if found to be cancerous. When lung cancer is found early through CT lung screening, the chance of surviving five years or more after diagnosis can increase dramatically.
A low-dose CT lung cancer screening is:
- A painless, non-invasive, five-minute scan that could give you potentially lifesaving answers
- Recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for current or former smokers ages 50-80 with at least 20 “pack years” of smoking history—one pack/day for 20 years, two packs/day for 10 years, etc.
- Check with your insurance company to verify coverage.
- If insurance does not cover this screening, Princeton Radiology also has an out-of-pocket option for $99—a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Get answers. Get screened.
If you’re concerned about lung cancer:
- Discuss your smoking history, risks, and the benefits of screening with your primary care clinician
- Once you have your referral, schedule an appointment for CT lung cancer screening at Princeton Radiology in Freehold, Marlboro, Mercerville, Monroe, or Princeton