HEALTHY LUNG PROGRAM: SCREENING TO SAVE LIVES
Symptoms of lung cancer often do not show until the later stages of the disease. Advances in imaging technology have made it possible to find signs of lung cancer early on, when treatment can be more effective and a cure more possible.
Should You Get Your Lungs Screened?
As part of our Healthy Lung Program, we offer a chest CT scan to screen for lung cancer. If you are – or were – a long-time smoker, you should get screened.
Current medical guidelines recommend a yearly screening for current smokers or those who have quit within the past 15 years, if you are:
- 55 to 74-years-old with a 30-pack year* history of smoking
- 50 years old or over with a 20-pack year* history of smoking and with one or more of the following risk factors:
- Radon Exposure
- Self or Family History of Cancer
- Occupational Exposure to carcinogens, like asbestos
(*A pack year equals smoking 20 cigarettes every day for one year.)
If any of these describe you, we encourage you to talk to your doctor about getting screened.
The self-pay rate for low dose CT lung screen is $99.
Get a Lung CT Scan
Talk to your physician today or call 610.237.2525 to make an appointment.
Lung CT Scans are available at:
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA, 19023
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
501 South 54th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Need Help to Quit Smoking?
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital is proud to offer a 6-session smoking cessation program: Quit Smoking Comfortably.
For more information or for class schedules, please call Cynthia at 215.748.9600.