If you’re considering getting screened for lung cancer, you may have a number of questions and concerns on your mind. At Trinity Health, our doctors are here to help you determine if lung cancer screening is right for you and, if so, guide you through the process.
Screening tests allow doctors to look for diseases, such as cancer, when an individual doesn’t have any symptoms or a history of the disease. Screening gives doctors the opportunity to intervene at the earliest, most treatable stages if necessary. It also expands treatment options, including those that preserve more healthy tissue and lead to better health outcomes.
Why Choose Trinity Health for Lung Cancer Screening?
When you’re concerned about having lung cancer, it’s important that you receive prompt and accurate testing. We offer:
- Latest technology: Our radiology suite provides a low-dose CT screening program accredited by the American College of Radiology, which is a safe and effective tool to find lung tumors at an early, more treatable stage. The National Lung Screening Trial found that low-dose CT, combined with appropriate follow-up care, can reduce deaths from lung cancer.
- Team approach to care: Our radiologists work with primary care doctors within and outside of Trinity Health to offer lung cancer screenings. They collaborate closely so your doctor can share the results of your lung CT scan with you and discuss next steps.
- Eased access: While a physician referral isn’t necessary, our electronic referral management program makes the process easy and gets you in for an appointment sooner.