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Lung Cancer Screening

CT Screening

Individuals can benefit from this important screening by obtaining a referral from their physician, and then calling (843) 797-8854 to schedule a screening.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. The disease claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian, lymph and breast cancers combined. A simple screening could be the difference between early detection and death.

Trident Medical Center has begun providing lung cancer screenings with low dose CT technology. Using CT scans to screen smokers for lung cancer cuts the risk of death from the disease by 20 percent versus those screened by a chest X-ray, according to a new National Cancer Institute study. Trident Medical Center was the first hospital in the Lowcountry to offer this new low dose CT screening for lung cancer.

For more information on this lung cancer screening, please call 843-847-4015.

What are the risk factors for lung cancer?

  • Age greater than 50 years
  • History of smoking or currently a smoker
  • Family history of cancer

Trident Medical Center invites individuals to take advantage of this important screening for the rate of $149. Because this is a screening, and it is for individuals without symptoms but who may be at risk for lung cancer.

The screening includes the imaging procedure, a radiologist’s interpretation, result findings, continuum of care recommendations and the navigation of follow up procedures from a multi-disciplinary team of physicians.

Lung Cancer Alliance

The National Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) in Washington D.C. has recognized Trident Medical Center for this new lung cancer screening. Trident Medical Center was the first hospital in the Lowcountry to offer this new low dose CT screening for lung cancer.