The lung cancer screening program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona offers those with a high risk of lung cancer the opportunity to screen for and diagnose lung cancer before symptoms develop.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death - more than cancers of the breast, prostate, colon and pancreas combined. A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) showed that screening people at high risk for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (CT) scans reduced lung cancer deaths by 20%. Another study estimates that early detection and treatment of lung cancer could save over 70,000 lives a year in the United States.
Is a lung screening right for me?
Lung cancer screening is not appropriate for everyone. Only those considered at high risk for lung cancer should be screened. You are considered high risk for lung cancer if you are over 50, have a heavy smoking history, and/or have a family history of lung cancer. Take the online lung cancer risk assessment to determine if you qualify for a lung cancer screening.
An important consideration for screening is whether the level of individual risk is high enough for screening to be of benefit. Our physicians or your primary care doctor can discuss the benefits and risks of screening to determine what is best for you.
Lung Cancer Screening Program Details
The cost for a lung CT is $79. This fee includes a review of your scan by a team of physicians as well as a session with our lung cancer screening doctor to go over your results. Currently, most insurance companies do not cover this.
Learn more about the Lung Cancer Screening Program
To obtain more information or to make an appointment, call our toll-free number 1- 855-LUNG-SCREEN (1-855-586-4727) or fax our Referral Form to 602-406-3090.
Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Disease
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013