Lung Cancer Screening
A simple, safe screening and education for long-term, heavy smokers aged 55 to 77. A patient must also be asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer; have a tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (one pack-year = smoking one pack per day for one year; one pack = 20 cigarettes); and be a current smoker or one who has quit smoking in the last 15 years.
- Low-dose CT chest screening exam
- Lung cancer risk assessment
- Tobacco cessation, education and healthy lifestyle modification provided by a Mayo-trained Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
The CT chest screening exam and cessation education is covered by Medicare and most private insurances.
Tests and assessments are done in one location at Mercy. Call (319) 389-5165 if you have any questions.