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Low cost lung screening helps detect and diagnose lung cancer

08/15/2014

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Summit Health is now offering a low-cost lung scan to help detect and diagnose lung cancer.

The Lung Cancer Screening Program uses a low-dose CT scan to help doctors detect any small masses that may become cancerous, providing the best chance for early intervention and treatment.

"There are a lot of risk factors associated with developing lung cancer, so having a program in place to help detect and treat problems before they worsen is a great preventative tool," said Leslie Clever, registered nurse and Low Dose Lung CT Navigator. "Early detection is the best prevention."

Candidates include anyone who meets one of these two criteria:

Group 1:

  • 55 to 74 years old
  • Current smoker or quit within the past 15 years
  • Have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 30+ years


Group 2:

  • 50 to 74 years old
  • Have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 20+ years
  • Have one additional risk factor including radon exposure, asbestos exposure, lung cancer history, family history of lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or pulmonary fibrosis


Screenings are $99 and are not covered by insurance. However, some insurance companies will reimburse patients after testing is complete.

The Lung Cancer Screening Program office is located at Summit Pulmonology, 601 Norland Ave., Suite 100, Chambersburg.

For more information or to schedule a screening, call your primary care doctor or Program Navigator Leslie Clever at (717) 217-6001.

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