Phoenixville Hospital's American College of Radiology designated Lung Cancer Screening Center
Phoenixville Hospital is dedicated to the early detection of cancer through screening services. As with most cancers, early detection will greatly increase the chances of survival and recovery. Phoenixville Hospital's Department of Community Health Education and Outreach provides yearly screenings for prostate and skin cancers. Free mammograms are also offered for underinsured and uninsured patients as well.
Lung Cancer Screening Program at Phoenixville Hospital
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Phoenixville Hospital features the advanced technology of LDCT scanners. This technology produces exceptional images, which help physicians detect lung cancer in early stages.
Who Qualifies for a Screening?
Lung cancer screening with LDCT has become the standard recommendation for patients who meet all of the following criteria:
- 50-80 years of age
- Asymptomatic (no sign or symptoms of lung cancer)
- Cigarette tobacco smoking history of at least 20 pack years
- Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
*as covered by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
How the Screening Works
This 15-minute procedure is a painless, non-invasive test using low-dose X-rays. Detailed, three-dimensional images of your entire chest are taken in seconds. These images of the lungs help physicians to detect tumors in early stages, when they are more treatable. You will be guided throughout the process by a Lung Navigator, a trusted resource who will answer your questions regarding physician consultations and provide personal attention. Our Lung Navigator will also work with your lung screening team to coordinate your care, including your yearly follow-up, as needed.
To contact our Navigator, call 610-983-1912.
How to Schedule Your Screening
Before scheduling your screening, you must receive a prescription from your primary care physician. You may schedule your screening by calling 610-983-1100.