Have you ever been a smoker?
Smoking can cause lung cancer. This much we know. There is a screening that might be right for you.
Get Screened for Lung Cancer Today
Like most cancers, treatment for lung cancer is typically most successful when it is discovered in its earlier stages. When diagnosed at the earliest stage (IA-1), the average five-year survival rate is 92%1.
A lung cancer screening is recommended if you:
- Are a current or former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years
- Are age 50 to 80
- Have a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years (one pack per day for 20 years, two packs per day for 10 years, etc.)
If you do not fit all three of the criteria above, talk to your primary care physician about your concerns.
 Detterbeck FC, et al. The eighth edition lung cancer stage classification. Chest. 2017;151(1):193-203. doi:org/10.1016/j.chest.2016.10.010.
While a lung cancer screening could save your life, there are minimal risks involved. The Lung Center at Hillcrest team will tell you about all the risks and benefits of getting a low-dose CT (computed tomography) scan. They will follow up with you after the initial screening and review your results with you.
You are encouraged to have a conversation with your primary care physician about getting screened for lung cancer. Discuss your complete health history. Ask for a clear explanation about the benefits and risks of being screened.
The cost for this screening is $99. Medicare and many, but not all, health insurance providers pay for this service. Deductibles apply in some cases. Please contact the Lung Center at 918-579-LUNG (5864) to determine if this is a covered benefit with your insurance plan.
Lung cancer screenings are offered in:
1120 S. Utica Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104
8801 S. 101st E. Ave., (91st & Hwy. 169)
Tulsa, OK 74133
1202 N. Muskogee Pl.
Claremore, OK 74017
1027 E. Cherry St.
Cushing, OK 74023
10502 N. 110th E. Ave. (106th St. N. & N. Garnett)
Owasso, OK 74055
111 N. Bailey Ave.
Pryor, OK 74361
When reviewing the results of your scan, physicians look for abnormal growths called nodules. If one or more is detected, your doctor will likely recommend having it checked out further through a lung biopsy to confirm a diagnosis.
Hillcrest offers leading-edge, minimally-invasive technology in lung biopsy through Ion by Intuitive. Ion is a device that allows a physician to use a small, flexible catheter to see all 18 segments in the lung and can even reach far into the outer lung.
Complete the form to the right to have a representative from The Lung Center at Hillcrest contact you. You can also call 918-579-LUNG (5864) any weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The most effective way to prevent lung cancer is to avoid smoking. If you currently smoke, have a conversation with your primary care physician about the best options for you that can help you quit.