Helping to detect and treat lung cancer at an earlier stage
Are you someone who smokes or used to smoke? Did you know that most lung cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage when they are less susceptible to treatment?
If you are over the age of 55, have smoked a pack a day for more than 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years, you may qualify for low-dose CT lung cancer screening.
Covered by many insurance plans—even Medicare—you can receive lung cancer screenings with low-dose CT once per year if you:
- are 55 to 77 years of age; and
- have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer; and
- have a tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack years (calculated by multiplying the number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day by the number of years the person has smoked); and
- currently smoke or have quit smoking within the past 15 years.
A physician’s referral is required.
Where to get a CT Lung Screening
CT lung screenings are available at the following locations. Each site works collaboratively with LifeBridge Health’s Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute and William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center.
- Sinai Hospital, 2401 W Belvedere Ave, Baltimore
- Northwest Hospital, 5401 Old Court Rd, Randallstown
- Advanced Radiology (Owings Mills), 21 Crossroads Dr., Suite 100
- Advanced Radiology (Westminster), 193 Stoner Ave., Suite 200
To learn more, schedule an appointment with a LifeBridge Health primary care physician by calling 410-601-WELL or visit advancedradiology.com/noninvasive-screening.