Now you can breathe easier when you schedule low-dose CT lung screening from Santa Cruz Comprehensive Imaging.
Are you at risk for lung cancer?
Screening guidelines recommend annual CT screening for current smokers (or those who have quit within the last 15 years) aged 55 to 74 years old who have a smoking history of 30-pack-years or greater. A “pack-year” means that someone has smoked an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for a year.
Early detection is the key to survival
The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) found that participants who were screened with low-dose CT had a 15 to 20% lower risk of dying from lung cancer than participants who received a standard chest X-ray. Lung screening with CT can save your life!
“I’d rather not know…”
Yes, you would! Most people who get screened simply gain the peace of mind knowing they don’t have cancer. But for others, their cancer was caught at an earlier stage—before outward symptoms appear and treatment options become limited.
Now covered by most health insurance
For those who fit the risk criteria, this test is covered by most insurance and Medicare. To find out if insurance will cover your test, just ask us! If your insurance does not cover lung screening, the cash price is just $199.
To learn more or to schedule your lung screening, please call (831) 476-7711.