Lung Cancer Screening Program
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at National Jewish Health focuses on early detection of lung cancer. Because a screening CT identifies suspicious lesions in high-risk individuals before there are any symptoms, lung cancer can be detected earlier and much more easily treated.
Current or previous smokers should consider getting this important screening.
Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Schedule a Lung Cancer Screening CT
Please call us at 1.877.713.5066 for more information and to schedule your screening.
The results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), published in 2011, showed that screening high-risk individuals with yearly low-dose CT scans can significantly improve lung cancer survival.
In response to this study, many nationally respected organizations recommend lung cancer screening CTs for high-risk individuals.
American Cancer Society
American College of Chest Physicians
American Society of Clinical Oncology
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
American Thoracic Society
American Lung Association
American Association of Thoracic Surgery
United States Preventive Services Task Force
American Medical Association
As of January 2015, private insurance companies now cover the cost of lung cancer screening CTs for high-risk individuals. There is no co-pay or deductible requirement, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Medicare and Colorado Medicaid also provide coverage for lung cancer screening CT in high-risk patients.