Lung Cancer Screening Program
It’s five millimeters in size. It could be the start of lung cancer. And a chest X-ray can’t see it. But, at Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Lynn Cancer Institute, we’re using the latest imaging technology – helical computerized tomography or spiral CT – to detect lung masses at their earliest and potentially most curable stage. According to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, spiral CT can reduce lung cancer mortality for patients by 20 percent versus those who receive standard X-rays.
Our Lung Cancer Screening Program is available for smokers between the ages of 55 and 74, with a 30-pack-a-year history and either are currently smoking or have quit smoking within the past 15 years. The scan is fast, easy and painless. No referral is necessary.
For more information about lung cancer screenings or to schedule a chest CT, (cost $99), please call the Lynn Cancer Institute at (561).955.6627. Click here to take the Lung Screening Assessment.