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St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Lung Cancer Screening Program

Dr. Scott Berman | Dr. Sean Kwon | Dr. Todd Weiser

Thoracic Surgeons

Karen Ciardullo, RN, BSN

Clinical Coordinator of Oncology Services

(845) 249-5365

Are you ...

  • A current smoker with a 20-pack per year history?
  • Between the ages of 50-77?
  • A smoker of 20 years or more?
  • A former smoker who has quit in the past 20 years?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may be eligible for a screening CT scan of your chest to detect early cancers of the lung.

What is the program about?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. in both men and women. Generally, lung cancer is found after advancing to stages 3 or 4.

This program explores the early detection and treatment of lung cancer and other diseases associated with smoking through the use of low-dose computer tomography (CT) screening.

what is a ct scan?

It is a high-definition picture of your chest and its contents.

how much will a scan cost?

If you qualify for the study, the CT screening exam is at no cost to you. If follow-up tests are needed, they are generally covered by insurance.

Smoking cessation is important for your well-being. As part of this program, we will offer smoking cessation materials to you at the time of your CT scan.

what is involved?

  1. Quick, painless CT scan without injections
  2. Questionnaire
  3. 20 minutes of your time to complete the above

For more information, please call Karen Ciardullo, Clinical Coordinator of Oncology Services

(845) 249-5365

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