CT Lung Screening Saved My Life
Are you a current or former smoker? If so, you are at higher risk for lung cancer. Watch Paula’s story to learn more about a life-saving screening option.
The CT Lung Screening is for people like Paula, current and former smokers who have 25 times the risk of developing lung cancer compared to non-smokers. A CT Lung Screening can catch lung cancer earlier, when it is easier to treat. And, most insurance plans, including Medicare, will pay for a CT Lung Screening.Screening Criteria
You are eligible for this screening if you are:
- Ages 55-77, with no signs or symptoms of lung cancer and/or pulmonary disease
- An active or former smoker with 30 pack-year smoking history (1 pack-year is 1 pack of cigarettes per day for 1 year; 30 pack-years would be 1 pack of cigarettes per day for 30 years or 2 packs of cigarettes per day for 15 years, etc.)
- A former smoker who has quit within the last 15 years
Note: A doctor's order is required. Be sure to obtain one from your doctor prior to your scheduled CT Screening.
Stop Smoking Now
One in five South Carolinians smokes tobacco. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death across our country. The CT Lung Screening does not prevent cancer, but smoking cessation can. Talk to your doctor about help to stop smoking.