Franciscan Health is offering $49 self-pay lung scans on Saturday, Nov. 11 in honor of National Lung Screening Day.
According to the American Cancer Society, more patients die from lung cancer annually than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined. However, when diagnosed in the earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 92 percent, making screenings a key tool in survival.
Lung scans are simple, non-invasive computer tomography (CT) screenings that use a minimal amount of radiation.
To qualify for a lung scan, patients must be over the age of 50, have smoked an average of at least one pack of cigarettes per day for 20 years and have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer.
Scans are available at Franciscan Health locations in Crown Point, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Michigan City, Mooresville, Munster, Olympia Fields and Rensselaer.
Hours vary by location and appointments must be made in advance by phone.
Anyone interested in scheduling a scan should call 1-866-600-1919 to see if they qualify and to schedule an appointment.