Now Offering Low-dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer!
With the low-dose capabilities of our two state-of-the-art CT scanners at the Leominster Campus, HealthAlliance Hospital is now offering a new, low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in high risk patients – the first in Worcester County. A recently published trial by the National Cancer Institute confirmed that the lives of patients at high risk for lung cancer can be saved through early detection with low-dose CT lung screening. This is a quick and painless test and is recommended for patients meeting the following criteria:
- Age 55-74 years old
- Currently a smoker or have quit within the past 15 years, and
- Have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 30+ years.
A physician referral is required, and since the screening is currently not covered by insurance, there is a $100 cost to the patient.
HealthAlliance Hospital continues to offer free smoking cessation support classes. For more information about the classes, call 978-343-5048.
Read our press release here. Want more information? Our informational brochure can answer more of your questions.