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 call (732) 923-7966.

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.


Eligible individuals include:

  • Current or former smokers between the ages of 50-80 years of age with a history of 20 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 20 years equals 20 pack years.)

  • Current smokers or individuals who have quit smoking less than 15 years ago.

  • Individuals without lung cancer symptoms.

  • A prescription for a low-dose chest CT for lung cancer screening is necessary prior to the screening

Insurance Coverage

Low Dose Chest CT for Lung Cancer screening are covered by Medicare and most private insurance plans.

If you believe you may be at risk, please call (732) 923-7966 for more information or to make an appointment for this screening and low-dose CT Scan.

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