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High Risk Lung Cancer Screening Program

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Why Choose Community Medical Center for Lung Cancer Screening Services

More Americans die from lung cancer than breast, colon, prostate, and pancreatic cancer combined. But it is usually curable if found early. Unfortunately, by the time a patient has symptoms, the chance of cure is much lower. To have the best long term outcome, we need to actively look for lung cancer in people who are at high risk but don't yet have signs that cancer is there. Low dose CT scan screening is the preferred way to look for early lung cancer. We have started a program to do that type of screening at Community Medical Center in Toms River.

In 2014, The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center launched this low dose CT scan screening to the community.

To request an appointment for a lung screening use the form above or call (732) 557-8295.

Are you a current or former smoker?

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is most curable when diagnosed it an early stage. The Lung Cancer Program at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center is offering a low-dose CT screening program for individuals who are at high-risk for developing lung cancer to identify abnormalities earlier.

Eligibility

Eligible individuals include:

  • Current or former smokers between the ages of 55 and 77 years of age with a history of 30 pack years or more. (A pack year is the number of packs smoked per day multiplied by the number of years. Example would be: 1 pack/day for 30 years equals 30 pack years.)
  • Current smokers or individuals who have quit smoking less than 15 years ago.
  • Individuals without lung cancer symptoms.

Community Medical Center has joined the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program to offer this life-saving test. In high risk people, lung cancer deaths drop by 20% when the cancer is identified early using a low-dose spiral CT scan compared with individuals receiving a chest x-ray. The scan only takes a few minutes and can save your life.

Insurance Coverage

High Risk Lung Cancer Screenings are covered by Medicare and most private insurances plans.

If you believe you may be at risk, please call Jane Krong, RN, BSN, OCN, clinical lung navigator, at 732.557.8295 for more information or to make an appointment for this screening and low-dose CT Scan.

Meet our Lung Cancer Specialists.

Speak to our Lung Clinical Navigator