Good Samaritan Hospital offers the latest in lung cancer screening technology, including a low-dose computed tomography scan (CT scan) that is quick, painless, and exposes patients to a minimal amount of radiation. Our lung cancer screening program is comprised of skilled and board certified:
- Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Our physicians use the latest advances in imaging technology to detect lung cancer as early as possible, improving patient outcomes.
With lung cancer claiming the lives of nearly 160,000 people in the United States annually, at-risk individuals should highly consider being screened for lung cancer.
Who should consider lung cancer screening?
At-risk individuals who should consider lung cancer screening include those who –
- Are between the ages of 55 and 77 years old
- Are a smoker or recently quit smoking (within the past 15 years)
- You have a tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (packs per day x years smoked)
- You are asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
Could You Be At Risk for Lung Cancer?
The answer is “yes,” if:
- You currently smoke
- Smoked for many years
The simple fact is smoking puts you at risk, even if you no longer smoke.
Now Good Samaritan Hospital offers a quick and painless screening that can detect lung cancer, at an early stage, even before symptoms appear.
What does lung cancer screening entail?
If you fall into the "at risk" category and choose screening and treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital, our doctors will use CT screening technology to scan you for nodules or masses that might be growing in your chest. The technology we use allows us to identify nodules and masses while they are still small so you can be diagnosed and begin treatment as soon as possible. Our CT lung screening process is fast, only taking a few minutes to complete. It uses a low dose of radiation and is not painful.
Did You Know?
Lung cancer is the single leading cause of cancer related death in the United States killing nearly 160,000 people each year.
This is because the disease shows no symptoms until it has progressed to advanced stages when it is very difficult to treat; but it doesn’t have to be this way.
How It Works
At Good Samaritan Hospital we provide leading edge diagnostic technology. Now, this includes a low dose computed tomography (CT) scan of your lungs. A low- dose CT screening is quick, easy, completely painless and uses a minimal amount of radiation.
Doctors scan the chest for nodules or masses. If they are found when small, treatment can be very successful and significantly improves chances for survival.
Our Team Approach
Your peace of mind and overall health is important to us; that is why our team combines the expertise of highly skilled board certified pulmonologists, radiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and oncologists.
Plus, we offer an on-site smoking cessation program.
How can I make an appointment for a screening?
If you are interested in lung cancer screening at Good Samaritan Hospital, visit your primary care doctor to obtain a referral. For those who do not have a primary care physician, we invite you to contact Good Samaritan and we can help you find a physician who is a good fit for your needs.
What’s next in 2 easy lifesaving steps
- Discuss lung cancer screening with your doctor and request an order for a low- dose CT lung scan.
- Call (408) 358-8467 to make an appointment at Good Samaritan Hospital for your lung cancer screening.
If you have questions or need more information please call: (408) 358-8467.