Lung Screening Program
Low-dose CT Scans Can Help Detect Lung Tumors
Early and Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality.
Screen, Scan, Survive.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women and 85 percent of these deaths can be attributed to smoking. Delaware County has the third-highest lung cancer rates of any county in the state.
Crozer-Keystone Health System has developed a Lung Screening Program using low-dose CT scans. The program follows the high risk inclusion criteria as established by the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial.
Results of a recent landmark National Lung Screening Trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that screenings with a low-dose CT scan can detect lung tumors early and reduce the lung cancer mortality rate by 20 percent for smokers.
Crozer-Keystone Health System is addressing this important public health issue and is now offering this screening to help catch and stop the spread of cancer at its earliest stages.
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A physician’s order is needed to be scheduled for the screening. Primary care physicians can be consulted about whether patients are appropriate for screening. We do not encourage screening patients who don’t fall into the risk group. If you need to find a physician, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).
If you have specific questions about the program, contact one of our lung nurse navigators: Marge Franke at 610-284-8313 or Patti Hollenback at 610-447-2655.
If it's determined that you are eligible and you have a physician referral, Crozer-Keystone offers six Centers of Excellence for Lung Cancer Screening throughout Delaware County where patients can receive a CT scan.
For more information on locations or to schedule an appointment, call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY(1-866-525-9729).
Frequently Asked Questions
Screening tests are done in healthy people to find cancer or other problems before there are any symptoms. Routine screening for cancers like breast, colorectal and cervical has reduced deaths by early detection and treatment. Now there is a test that can reduce deaths from lung cancer through early detection. This test, a low-dose CT scan, is not recommended for everyone and it has risks as well as benefits. You should talk to your doctor if you are worried about your risk for lung cancer in order to determine if this screening test is right for you.
Access important information about Crozer-Keystone's Lung Screening Program here.
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