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KDH Cancer Treatment Center hosting Lung Cancer Screening

Hospital news | Thursday, August 8, 2019

Contact: Dave Ommen

The King's Daughters' Health Cancer Treatment Center is offering a Lung Cancer Screening program for eligible patients from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 at the Cancer Center, located on the east side of the hospital at 1373 East SR 62, Madison. A meal is provided.

To register or ask questions, contact Stacy Bayne at 812.801.0541.

In addition to the screening, the program includes Information Booths and Pulmonary (Lung) Function Testing.

ELIGIBILITY:
As established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)

  • Be between the ages of 55-77 years of age;
  • Be a current cigarette smoker OR Have quit smoking within the past 15 years;
  • Have a 30-pack years or greater history of cigarette smoking;
  • Have no signs/symptoms of lung cancer
  • Have not had a prior lung cancer screening or chest CT (cat scan) in the past 12 months.

MEDICARE / INSURANCE and COSTS:
Medicare - If you have Medicare and meet all of the eligibility criteria, Medicare will cover the cost of the screening.
Commercial Insurance - If you have commercial insurance and meet the criteria, we will work with you to determine whether your plan covers the cost of the lung screening and/or you potential co-payment.
Self-Pay (No Insurance) - Patients without insurance who meet the eligibility requirements may participate through our Direct Access Testing program, which includes an $88 fee due at the time of the screening.

WHY SCREENING IS IMPORTANT:
Counties served by King's Daughters' Health in Indiana and Kentucky report a higher incidence of lung cancer compared to other counties (and states) in the region. Smoking and tobacco use are a major contributor to these lung cancer rates. Early detection of lung cancer increases the opportunity for successful treatment.

WHY ACR CERTIFICATION MATTERS:
King's Daughters' Health is accredited by the American College of Radiology - a designation that ensures quality and radiation safety. KDH is specifically accredited in CT and we've been recognized as an ACR-designated Lung Cancer Screening Center.

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