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Lung Cancer Screening in Brevard County, FL

Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths, accounting for 1 in 5 of all cancer deaths in the United States. Lung cancer deaths are greater than colon, breast and prostate cancer related deaths combined.

What Is Lung Cancer Screening?

Lung cancer screening is an imaging test that looks for signs of lung cancer in people who may be at high risk for the disease. The screening is completed using high speed, low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan, also known as a LDCT scan. The patient lies on a table while an X-ray machine uses a low dose of radiation to create detailed imaging of your lungs. The scan is painless and the scan time is only 4 seconds long.

Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer screenings help detect the disease early, when it is most treatable.

The screening is recommended for people who meet the following:

  • Between 50-80 years old
  • Have at least a 20-pack year smoking history (This is the number of years you have smoked multiplied by the number of packs per day)

A pack year is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. A person could have a 20-pack year history if they smoked one pack a day for 20 years, or if they smoked 2 packs a day for 10 years.

Screening may also be recommended if you have one or more of these risk factors:

  • A family history of lung cancer

  • Diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Exposure to a cancer-causing substance, such as radon, asbestos or other carcinogen

Lung cancer screenings are offered to those who are in generally good health. It’s important to speak with your doctor about your risk factors to determine if screening is right for you.

Lung Cancer Risk Assessment

Contact Parrish Healthcare

Lung cancer screenings are covered by Medicare and almost all private insurance companies. For those who choose to pay directly, Parrish Healthcare only charges $99 for the scan. Our dedicated team is here for you every step of the way beginning with cancer screenings.

To schedule a lung cancer screening, call 1-833-OK LUNGS – (1-833-655-8647) today. Learn more about our thoracic surgeon, Dr. Tishko.

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