Orange Regional Medical Center offers a lung screening program to evaluate for early signs of lung cancer. Under the direction of Cleveland Lewis, MD, Board-certified Thoracic Surgeon and Medical Director Lung Tumor Site & Oncology Quality, screening appointments are available the first and third Friday of the month.
The screening is done with a low-dose CT scan, a non-invasive procedure that is effective in detecting the earliest stages of lung cancer. To be eligible for the screening, participants must be between the ages of 55 to 80, have had a minimum of 30 pack-years of smoking be a current smoker or have quit within the past 15 years.
If you are age 50 to 54 and have an additional risk factor in addition to a 20 pack year smoking history, such as asbestos exposure, please call to find out whether you are eligible based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines.
The cost of the screening is $300 and is not covered by insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid.
To register for a screening appointment, or for more information, call 1-888-321-6762.
To read more about our Comprehensive Cancer Services, please view our 2011 Oncology Annual Report.