Lung Cancer Screening
Schedule at 307.688.1600
Are you at risk? You may qualify for this new, low-cost lung cancer screening
program that is ordered by your doctor and available at Campbell County
Health Radiology at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming.
The primary test used to detect lung cancer is a low-dose CT scan. The
goal of screening for lung cancer is to identify any cancer detected at
an early stage so that it can be treated. Most screening programs focus
on early detection and early treatment. Many lung cancer deaths can be
prevented by screening high-risk individuals.
Do You Qualify
- Are you 55 years or older?
- Do you have a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years, and continue to
smoke or have smoked within the last 15 years?
What is a pack year?
- 1 pack per day for 30 years = 30 pack-years
- 2 packs per day for 15 years = 30 pack-years
- All lung cancer screenings require an order from your doctor or primary
care provider. Discuss your risk factors with your doctor to see if you qualify.
- This lung cancer screening is available to patients who qualify at a reduced
cost of $350.
- Call the CCH Radiology department at 307.688.1600 to schedule.
- Payment is required at registration.
- The screening is painless and takes about 15 minutes.
- The results will be sent to the doctor and they will discuss the results with you.
- CCH does not file with your insurance company. Please contact your health
insurance provider to understand your coverage regarding this type of
Annual lung cancer screenings do have potential risks. Annual CT scans
are recommended for people identified by their physician as high risk
for lung cancer. Even though it is a low-dose CT scan, the patient is
exposed to radiation every time a scan is conducted. This can be harmful
due to repeated radiation exposure, which can cause cancer in otherwise
healthy people. The test can also suggest that a person has lung cancer
when there may be no cancer present. Lung cancer screenings can lead to
follow-up tests or procedures that aren't needed, which may have their
own risks. People at high risk for lung cancer who have other health problems
may choose not to be screened because the risks may outweigh the potential
benefits. Please consult your doctor or primary care provider about the
potential benefits and risks associated with lung cancer screenings.