Lung cancer screening
Cookeville Regional offers low-dose CT screening services to help catch disease process in early stages.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women worldwide. Nearly 160,000 Americans die of lung cancer each year. Lung cancer ranks number 3 overall in cases in Tennessee and is Cookeville Regional’s top site of cancer. Lung cancer patients are frequently diagnosed at later stages.
Based on the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), we know that CT lung screening can now save lives of people at high risk for developing lung cancer.
Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening uses a low dose scan technique to look for early signs of lung cancer. This affordable exam can quickly give patients a peace of mind after years of smoking and other risk factors.
Click on the following documents for more information.
CC-325 – Lung Cancer Screening Questionnaire – Brochure – ONLINE VERSION – 4-22
CC-331 – Lung Cancer Screening Questionnaire – Rev. 2-22
We are currently offering LDCT lung screening to individuals who meet the established high-risk criteria at an affordable price. Some insurances, such as Medicare, are covering the LDCT lung screening.
To be scheduled for a screening, talk with your doctor or healthcare provider to see if you qualify.
Your healthcare provider will be required to fill out and sign the provider order. To expedite the process, you may take the questionnaire and completed order form to your provider who will then complete it and send it to Cookeville Regional to schedule the scan. Cookeville Regional will file your insurance.
Because insurance may require a preauthorization, it may be several days before your scan is scheduled. We will work with you and your provider to schedule it as quickly and conveniently as possible.
If your insurance does not cover the screening or if you do not have insurance, the cost is $99.