Karmanos Cancer Institute is here to care for your lung cancer screening needs.

Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing offers a Lung Cancer Screening Program centered around offering a yearly CT scan for those who are at an increased risk of lung cancer.

Criteria for lung cancer screening:

  • Adults aged 50-80 years*
  • Current or former smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history
  • Individuals who have smoked on pack a day for 20 years or 2 packs a day for 10 years
  • Former smokers who have quite smoking in the last 15 years

*Lung cancer screening is covered by Medicare for patients 50-77 years old and most commercial insurance plans cover it for patients 55-80 years old. Typically, there is no out-of-pocket cost for low-dose CT lung screening, but confirm with your health insurance provider.

How does the Lung Cancer Screening Program Work?

Screening for lung cancer is a process, and cannot be completed with a single test. The data available show that individuals who do qualify for lung cancer screening should have a yearly screening CT scan.

  • Provider office visit - The screening process includes a visit with a Karmanos provider, a lung cancer specialist, to discuss risks and benefits of lung cancer screening
  • CT scans - Those who are eligible for the program have annual low-dose CT scans.
  • Scan review - A Karmanos radiologist will review the patient’s CT scans for abnormalities and track any yearly changes. We will send the patient’s primary health care provider copies of the results.
  • Follow-up care - The radiologist may recommend follow up with either a Karmanos specialist or primary health care provider for further tests.

Safe Care at Karmanos

Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to providing exceptional, compassionate care even in the face of COVID-19. The safety of our patients and staff is always our top priority. We want to assure patients seeking care at a Karmanos facility that they are being treated in a safe environment by personnel who are adhering to the most current safety precautions.

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Your Best Chance at beating lung cancer

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, or if you have a concern about a possible diagnosis, schedule a consultation at Karmanos. It is important to be evaluated by cancer experts before beginning treatment.

The Karmanos Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Team is entirely focused on treating cancers of the chest, including lung cancer, and shares its collective expertise to create a customized treatment plan for each patient.

Cancer and Conditions Treated Include:

  • Lung - small cell and non-small cell
  • Esophagus
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymus Gland

Our team of thoracic oncologists are among the best in the world. Team members are national leaders in chest malignancies.

In addition, our team devotes time to research investigations including screening and early detection of lung cancer and mesothelioma, detection and treatment intervention in precancerous cells from the sputum of smokers, combined treatments for locally advanced cancers of the chest and clinical trials of combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

At Karmanos Cancer Institute, you can be confident that you're in expert hands at one of the nation's top cancer centers.

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