WVU Cancer Institute to host lung cancer screening Nov. 22

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Screening Program will provide screenings for current and former smokers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the WVU Medicine outpatient center located at University Town Centre. 

LungsEligible high-risk patients will receive a low-dose CT (LDCT) scan to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages and include those who:

  • Are between the ages of 55-77
  • Have a more than 30 pack/year smoking history
  • Are a current smoker or have quit less than 15 years ago
  • Have no symptoms or past history of lung cancer
  • Have not received a chest CT scan in the last 12 months

Pre-registered patients should arrive at the clinic at their designated appointment time. The appointment will include a comprehensive history, physical exam, same-day scheduling of the LDCT, and smoking cessation counseling. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover the cost for the LDCT scan for those who meet all eligibility criteria.

Pre-registration is required by Nov. 15. To register for the event, call 304-598-6516. 

For more details on the Lung Cancer Screening Program, visit http://wvumedicine.org/lungcancerscreening.