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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.

Stacy Bayne at 812.801.0541.

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

ELIGIBILITY:

  • 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:


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

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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