Lung Cancer Screening at Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates (CSA)
For patients with no lung cancer symptoms but who are at high risk because of their smoking history, lung cancer screening has been proven to help identify lung cancer and reduce the risk of death from lung cancer by 20 percent. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force and many other professional organizations recommend lung cancer screening in high risk patients and the study is covered by Medicare and other major insurance providers.
Are you a high-risk patient eligible for screening?
If you are 55 to 77 years old, a current or former smoker who quit less than 15 years ago, have no current symptoms of lung cancer and have a smoking history of at least 30 pack years (for example, if you smoked one pack per day for 30 years, or two packs per day for 15 years), you are eligible for a screening.
How does the program work?
The first step is to call CSA / HealthONE at (303) 226-4650 to answer a few questions about your eligibility. Based on your answers, you’ll then be connected to a Lung Nurse Navigator who will help identify your closest screening site, assist with the physician orders, contact you to share the results and coordinate any follow-up care.
Where are the screening sites?
In the Denver metro area, there are many outpatient imaging centers that offer lung cancer screenings. To confirm your eligibility and screening locations nearest you, call CSA at (303) 226-4650.
Why choose HealthONE?
Lung screening at CSA is part of HealthONE’s complete lung health program. Our experienced team provides high quality, extensive care that follows national guidelines and works together with nurse navigators to support you throughout your entire experience.
For More Information
Call CSA / HealthONE at (303) 226-4650.