The Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering a $99.00 Low Dose CT Lung Screening in March, which includes the radiologist's reading fee!
Where do we call to schedule? 954-202-0277
Who is eligible? Patients without healthcare insurance
Prescription required? Any M.D. can write a script for a Low Dose CT if the patient meets the criteria.
1.Why get screened? Early Detection! Lung Cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer. Of all causes of death, lung cancer ranks second behind heart disease. The high number of deaths is due to in part to lung cancer being found after it has spread. CANCER SCREENING can help find lung cancer at an early stage when it can be CURED.
2.Am I at risk for lung disease? Risk factors include:
- Tobacco Smoking
- Major contact with radon
- Contact with asbestos or other cancer-causing agents
- Having had certain other cancers
- Parent, sibling or child with lung cancer•Having had other lung diseases
- Contact with second-hand smoke
3.Should I start now? Start before cancer symptoms appear. The goal of lung cancer screening is to find lung cancer when treatments will work best. Treatments usually work best before there are symptoms of cancer. However, at this time, most lung cancer is found after symptoms appear.
4.Get the best screening test: Low-Dose Computed Tomography (Low-Dose CT). It is the only screening test proven to reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer. LDCT takes many pictures of the inside of your chest/lung from different angles using x-rays. The amount of radiation used is much lower than standard doses of CT.