It is estimated that more than 158,000 people in the U.S. will die from lung cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening may be eligible for coverage to men and women who:
- Are 55-74 years old
- have a tobacco smoking history of more than or equal to 30 pack-years (one pack year equals smoking one pack per day for one year)
- Are current smokers or former smokers who have quit within the last 15 years
Low-dose lung cancer screening is painless and fast, and covered by most insurance plans. A recent study revealed that CT lung cancer screening by long-term, heavy smokers resulted in a 20% lower risk of death from cancer.
Queen's has provided low-dose lung cancer screening in Hawaii since 2014, and has three convenient locations on Oahu to serve you.
Ask your doctor if lung cancer screening is right for you. Call Queen's Outpatient Imaging Scheduling Department at 691-7171. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening is available at The Queen's Medical Center and Queen's Physicians Office Building 3 in Honolulu, and The Queen's Medical Center - West Oahu in Ewa Beach.