Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women, but treatable when found early. National Cancer Institute research found that CT screening can reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer by 20 percent.
You may quality for a low-dose CT scan if you:
- Are 55-74 years of age
- Have smoked one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years or three packs a day for 10 years
- Are a former smoker who quit within the past 15 years.
Screenings for lung cancer are now being covered by Nebraska Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) and other insurance companies. If the screening is not covered by your insurance, it can be provided at Bryan Medical Center for $250 payable at time of service.
If you have questions, please call the Bryan Scheduling Center at 402-481-5121.