CRMC: Lung Screening Presentation

 Lung Screening Presentation 7/29

CRMC Auditorium B


Hosted by Dr. Silver

Cheyenne, WY On Tuesday July 29, from 12-1PM Dr. David Silver from CRMC will be giving a presentation on lung cancer screening. Dr. Silver will cover types, symptoms diagnosis, treatment options and the screening process.

Play the video to hear more from Dr. Silver

From the CRMC website:

What are the eligibility criteria for Lung Cancer Screening?
50-74 years old
Current smoker
Former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years
No history of cancer (except non-melanoma skin cancer) within the last five years

How do I know if I should undergo CT Lung Cancer Screening?
You should consider having a screening chest CT if you are or were a heavy smoker (who has quit within the last 15 years). A heavy smoker is someone who smokes an average of more than one pack per day over 20 years and who is 50 to 74 years old.

How is the CT Lung Cancer Screening test performed?
The screening test is performed with a low-dose spiral (helical) CT. The CT scanner rotates around your body while you lay still on a table that passes through the center of the scanner. The CT scan provides detailed images of the inside of your body, made by a computer that combines the X-ray images taken from different angles. The screening CT can be performed with a single short breath hold and takes less than five to 10 seconds to capture the images out of the 30 minutes required for the examination.

Is CT Lung Cancer Screening covered by insurance?
Unless an illness is already suspected, few insurers will pay for the screening. Patients wishing to get the CT Lung Cancer Screening should expect to pay out of pocket at the time of service. Please contact our office for pricing. Ask a physician for an order.

Should I be concerned about the radiation exposure and cancer risk from a CT?
Radiation from a screening CT is far less than the dose from a diagnostic CT. The benefit of finding and treating early lung cancer will outweigh the risks from a low dose of radiation from a CT.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the Lung Cancer Screening Program at (307) 633-7800.

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