The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography in high-risk individuals (Grade B recommendation). As part of our ongoing commitment to preventive care, ChristianaCare now offers lung screenings for your patients who have a history of heavy smoking. Our Lung Health and Screening Program offers:
*Heavy smoking is defined as a smoking history of 20 “pack years” or more. A “pack year” is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. For example, a person could have a 20 pack-year history by smoking one pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years.
ChristianaCare can see patients from any state, however, if you have NJ, MD, or PA state Medicaid, you need to have this screening performed in the state in which you reside.
For more information or to sign up for an appointment with the Nurse Navigator, click the registration button or call 302-623-CARE (2273).