A Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

Hillsboro Area Hospital is proud to offer Lung Cancer Screenings at no cost with most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you have smoked, a lung cancer screening could save your life. This quick screening can help with early detection, which broadens your treatment plan options and will increase survival rates. This 10-minute screening could make all the difference in your future.

Should you be screened?

You should be screened for lung cancer if you:

  • Are between the ages of 55-77; and
  • Have a 30 pack-year history of smoking (this means 1 pack a day for 30 years, 2 packs a day for 15 years, etc.);  and
  • Are a current smoker or have quit in the last 15 years

Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider today if you think lung cancer screening is right for you.

About LDCT Screening:
  • LDCT screening takes less than 10 minutes, is not painful and requires no medication or needles.
  • Results of the screening are typically available within a few days and will be explained by your healthcare provider.
Why should I be screened at Hillsboro Area Hospital? 
  • Come to Hillsboro Area Hospital, where screening can be administered locally resulting in no travel time or additional cost.  Hillsboro Area Hospital’s caring and knowledgeable staff, appointment availability and advanced technology ensure high-quality care close to home.  For more information call  217-532-4196.
How much does the screening cost? 
  • Lung cancer screening is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance companies.
Why should I get screened? 
  • The screening will help detect lung cancer.  Patients have more treatment options and a better chance of survival when lung cancer is detected early.
  • Screening may be performed yearly for high-risk individuals aged 55-77 with a history of smoking.  Talk to your primary care provider today to see if you are eligible for annual screening.

 If you are interested in scheduling a Lung Cancer Screening or if you have additional questions, please call Hillsboro Area Hospital at 217-532-4196

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