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Hoag Offers Expanded Early Detection Screening Under New Guidelines

With a commitment to the prevention and early detection of lung cancer, Hoag Family Cancer Institute’s Lung Cancer Program provides patients a full array of innovative lung cancer diagnosis and treatment options tailored to the individual patient’s clinical needs.

In February, the lung cancer screening guidelines were updated to recommend low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for patients between the ages of 50 and 77 with a history of smoking (greater than 20 packs per year) who currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Patients who fit this criteria are eligible for reimbursement from Medicare and most insurance companies for the screening.

Hoag has been involved with lung cancer screening since 2000 and has performed thousands of LDCT exams through its Lung Cancer Early Detection Program. Hoag Radiology has extensive experience performing LDCT for screening and follows national American College of Radiology guidelines.

For more information about Hoag’s early detection screening program or to schedule an appointment, contact Hoag Family Cancer Institute at 949-722-6237.