Inova Lung Cancer Screening Program
Detecting lung cancer early with Inova's CT screening can lower the chance of lung cancer mortality.
Recently, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study with results from the National Cancer Institute’s National Lung Screening Trial. The results indicate that screening high-risk individuals with low-dose CT scans reduces deaths by 20 percent in comparison to lung cancer screening with traditional chest X-rays.
In addition to a positive impact on lung cancer mortality, the use of low-dose CT scans decreases a patient's exposure to radiation. With this new information, cancer institutes across the country are adopting CT imaging as a standard of care in early detection of lung cancer.
The Inova Lung Cancer Screening Program offers low dose CT scans for individuals matching the following criteria:
- Age 55 – 74 years old
- Smoked more than a pack a day for 30 years
- If no longer smoking, smoking cessation occured less than 15 years ago
- Age 50 years and older
- Smoked more than a pack a day for 20 years
- Has one additional risk factor other than second-hand smoke
Cost: $310 due at the time of the screening
Make an appointment: Call 703-776-3777 to schedule your lung cancer screening or for more information.