Deadly But Often Preventable
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Kentucky and Kentuckians are killed by the disease at rates 50 percent higher than the national average. Lung cancer is a dangerous disease but is often preventable and treatable if caught in the early stages. Lexington Clinic offers lung cancer screenings using CT scans involving no-contrast dye and minimal exposure to radiation.
Criteria for Screenings
- Currently have a 30 pack-year cigarette smoking history
- Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years
- Currently are asymptomatic and have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
* If you are 50-77 years old and have Medicare coverage, you may qualify to receive this screening at no cost to you.
For More Information
For more information please contact your Lexington Clinic primary care provider or contact Lexington Clinic's Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator, Debbie Smart, LPN with questions about lung screening and/or insurance coverage.
With more than 25 years of nursing experience, Debbie Smart, LPN possesses an in-depth understanding of the criteria required for each patient seeking a lung cancer screening at Lexington Clinic. Throughout the screening process, Debbie provides the best patient care possible by maintaining positive relationships with patients and family members. In addition to helping patients through the screening process, she also serves as a personal resource regarding lung screening recommendations and provides education and resources to patients to help them make informed decisions.