Lung Cancer Screening Program

CARD is pleased to announce implementation of our free lung cancer screening program. Screening of populations at risk for developing cancer has proven effective for breast, colon and more recently, lung cancer. Numerous trials have confirmed that low dose CT scans of the chest are effective at detecting lung cancer early. Early detection allows for early treatment and improved health outcomes for many patients.

Option A

  • Greater than or equal to 20 pack years of smoking history (packs per day x years smoked= pack years)
  • Age between 55-79
  • Diagnosed with Asbestos Related Disease

Option B

  • Greater than or equal to 20 pack years of smoking history (packs per day x years smoked= pack years)
  • Age between 55-79
  • Exposure to Libby Amphibole Asbestos and have a lung nodule of greater than 4mm in size

Those participating in the program will receive a low dose CT scan of the chest at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, which will be read by both their onsite radiologist and Dr. Black. If indicated, scans will also be read by a consulting Pulmonologist. Participants will receive a phone call from CARD regarding results, and they may be asked to schedule an appointment with Dr. Black. Everyone in the program will also receive a letter stating their results and recommended follow-up. These services will be provided at no charge.

This is a short-term program funded by a grant from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). CARD is pursuing additional funding which, if received, would allow us to continue offering this free service. CARD will be mailing invitation letters to those whose records indicate that they meet the eligibility criteria, but phone calls to the clinic are also welcome. If you feel you meet the above criteria, either option A or option B, and would like to participate or would like to receive more information about the program, please contact Shelly at 406-293-9274 ext 142.

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