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Crozer-Keystone's Lung Screening Program

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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.

News, Media and Events

Beat the Number One Cancer Killer: Lung Cancer

Early Detection with a Lung Screening Can Save Lives

Read how a lung cancer screening and quick surgical followup helped 72-year-old Ron Goryl, a long-time smoker and retired Pennsylvania State Police officer, get a clean bill of health. Thanks to Crozer-Keystone's Lung Cancer Screening Program and Dr. Stacey Su's expertise in treating lung cancer, Ron did not have to undergo chemotherapy. Read about his story in Main Line Today.

Other News

NEWS: The U.S. Preventive Task Force Supports Lung Cancer Screening 

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Contact Information

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 locations 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).

Also, download our brochure, which is filled with answers to frequently asked questions.

What are some of the program highlights?

• Low-dose CT scan interpreted by a board-certified radiologist.

• Multidisciplinary specialists available for physicians and patients to assist in explanations or further treatment planning

• Nurse Navigator(s) to assist in scheduling and guidance through all necessary steps.

• Smoking cessation information as requested

• Low-cost, affordable CT scan ($125) to make screening more accessible to high-risk individuals.

How do I know if I'm eligible?

• Individuals 55-74 who are current or former smokers with at least a 30 pack year smoking history (a “pack year” is the number of packs smoked daily multiplied by the number of years smoking.

• Former smokers must have quit within the last 15 years.

• Patients should not have a history of any form of cancer within the last five years.

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.

How do I schedule a screening?

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).

Crozer-Keystone offers six locations 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).

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. 

Locations

Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA  19013
610-447-2583

Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH)
501 N. Lansdowne Ave.
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
610-284-8326

Springfield Hospital
190 W. Sproul Rd.
Springfield, PA 19063
610-328-8785

Taylor Hospital
175 E. Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA 19078
610-595-6469

Media Medical Imaging
200 E. State Street, Suite 200
Media, PA  19063
610-627-5800

Brinton Lake Imaging
300 Evergreen Drive, Suite 210
Glen Mills, PA 19342
610-579-3500

About CKHS Medical Imaging

Crozer-Keystone Health System is Delaware County's leading choice for comprehensive outpatient medical imaging services.

Visit our Medical Imaging website for more information about services offered.

You can find information on Computed Tomography (CT) scans and much more.

 

Featured Doctors

Hematology & Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Gynecologic Oncology
Breast Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Cardiothoracic surgery

Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons of Delaware County

Stacey Su, M.D.

Karl Grunewald, M.D.

Raman Ravishankar, M.D.

Cancer Care Locations

Crozer-Keystone Health System offers cancer care services at the following locations:

Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Delaware County Memorial Hospital

Springfield Hospital

Taylor Hospital

Crozer Medical Plaza & Crozer-Keystone Cancer Center