Memorial Hermann is Your Answer for Lung Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. By the end of 2018, an estimated 234,000 cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed. From screening and diagnosis to treatment, Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers provide personalized, multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge care for lung cancer patients. Learn More About Lung Cancer
Early Detection is Key
Early detection is the key to fighting lung cancer. Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers now offers Low-Dose CT (LDCT), an effective tool in screening for lung cancer. LDCT should be performed before a person shows any signs or symptoms of the cancer. Without this screening test, lung cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms – when the cancer can be much harder to treat.
Do you have a history of smoking? If so and you are determined to be at high-risk of developing lung cancer, you may qualify for screening. Learn About Lung Cancer Screenings
Are You a Candidate for Screening?
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an LDCT lung screening is recommended for people who are at high risk of lung cancer.
- Are you between the ages of 55-77?
- Have you currently, or in the past, smoked at least one pack a day for 30 years?
- Are you a current smoker or one who has quit within the last 15 years?
- Do you have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer?
If you answered "yes" to all of the questions above, you might be at high risk for lung cancer and meet the guidelines for LDCT screening.
You will need an order for the lung screening from your healthcare provider before your exam.
To get started, please click the link below to get in touch with a Lung Nurse Navigator, who can help you obtain the order, get scheduled for your test, or answer any questions about lung cancer screening.GET STARTED
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Contact a Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator
To get started, please fill out the form below to get in touch with a Lung Nurse Navigator, who can help you obtain the order, get scheduled for your test, or answer any questions about lung cancer screening.