Lung Cancer Screening

Did you know...

  • Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and is the #1 cancer killer in the United States?
  • People who smoke are at the greatest risk of lung cancer?
  • Lung cancer does not always have noticeable symptoms?

At the Premier Health Cancer Institute, we know that early detection of lung cancer can provide the best opportunity for treatment and recovery. That is why Premier Health offers a lung cancer screening program designed to identify issues – even before symptoms are noticeable.

Who is Eligible

The Lung Cancer Screening program is available only for people at high risk for lung cancer. This includes people:

  • Between the ages of 55-74 a current smoker or quit within the last 15 years and have smoked at least one pack per day for 30 years
  • Between the ages of 50-74 who have smoked at least one pack per day for 20 years, plus have one additional risk factor (see below), not to include secondhand smoke exposure:
    • Family history of lung cancer (mother, father, sibling, child)
    • Personal history of chronic lung disease (COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis)
    • Occupational exposure to lung carcinogens (arsenic, asbestos, beryllium, cadmium, soot, chromium, diesel fumes, nickel, silica, coal smoke)
    • Radon exposure (documented residential, occupational, mining, firefighter, military-active combat)
    • Personal history of cancer excluding metastatic disease (lung cancer greater than five years ago, lymphoma, head and neck, esophageal, bladder, cervix, colon, kidney, pancreas, stomach, other smoking related cancer)
    • Patients with metallic implants or devices in the chest or back, such as pacemakers or Harrington fixation rods, are not eligible for lung cancer screening due to potential imaging artifacts.
     

How the Screening Works

The lung cancer screening uses a low-dose CT scan, a proven method* of identifying lung cancer. Using this technology, our staff takes images of your lungs that are reviewed for indications of cancer. Results of the test are sent directly to your physician.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Cost

$79 (self-pay program)

A physician referral is required for this screening, so please talk with your doctor to find out if you qualify. If you do not have a primary care doctor, call CareFinders toll free at 866-608-FIND (3463).

This test is not covered by insurance but may be reimbursable through a flexible spending account. Please check with your benefits provider for details.

Convenient Locations

Lung cancer screenings are offered at all Premier Health hospitals and additional outpatient imaging sites listed below.

Atrium Medical Center
One Medical Center Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005

Atrium Medical Center Imaging –
Middletown
Grand Medical Plaza
4214 Grand Ave.
Middletown, OH 45044

Atrium Medical Center Imaging –
Lebanon
1248 Columbus Ave., Suite 10
Lebanon, OH 45036

Good Samaritan Hospital
2222 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, OH 45406

Good Samaritan North Health Center
Medical Imaging
9000 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45415

Good Samaritan Health Center –
Huber Heights Medical Imaging
6251 Good Samaritan Way, Suite 140
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St.
Dayton, OH 45409

Miami Valley Hospital  South
2400 Miami Valley Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459

Miami Valley Hospital Medical
Imaging – Beavercreek
1244 Meadow Bridge Dr.
Beavercreek, OH 45434

Lung Cancer Screening Map

Miami Valley Hospital Medical
Imaging – Jamestown
4940 Cottonville Rd.
Jamestown, OH 45335

Miami Valley Hospital Medical
Imaging – Springboro
630 N. Main St.
Springboro, OH 45066

Upper Valley Medical Center
3130 N. County Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373

*National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) - The use of a low dose spiral CT to screen high risk individuals led to a 20 percent rate reduction in the number of lung cancer deaths compared to screening with a standard chest X-ray.

Content Updated: April 11, 2014

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