Lung Cancer Screening Program
Current and former smokers can now be screened more effectively for lung cancer with Mather Hospital's Lung Cancer Screening Program. National studies have shown that low dose CT screening can detect lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. Mather uses an advanced 320-slice CT scanner to perform the test at the lowest possible radiation dose.
You should consider having a screening if you are 55 to 77 years old AND have at least a 30 "pack year" smoking history (average of one pack a day for 30 years), and currently smoke or quit in the last 15 years.
This annual screening is covered by most insurances with no out-of-pocket expenses.
Read patients' success stories who benefited from Mather Hospital's Lung Cancer Screening Program.
For more information, contact Eileen Zaoutis, RN, nurse navigator for Mather’s Lung Cancer Screening Program, at 631-686-2500.
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Mather is an American College of Radiology (ACR) Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center.
To determine if you're eligible for screening, please complete the following information: