The HOW, WHAT, WHERE and WHEN of Lung Cancer Screening
How is the screening done? Screening is done with a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scan. It's like a regular CT but with less radiation. There is no need to drink or inject contrast.
What happens after the screening? You will receive a letter with interpretation of the results and follow-up recommendations. Your primary care doctor will receive a full report.
Scheduling a screening Lung screenings must be ordered by your physician.
Where do I go? BHS provides cancer screening for patients meeting those criteria at three locations: Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, the North Adams Campus of BMC, and Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington.
When should I get screened? Now. If you meet the risk profile, you should talk to your doctor about scheduling a screening. It could save your life.
If you have questions....
Kelli Milne, RN, MSN, Vascular and Thoracic Service Line Program Manager at BMC, is available to answer any questions you may have about the program. She can be reached at 413-447-2846.
Lung Nodule Clinic BMC offers a weekly clinic where patients can be evaluated for the presence or progression of lung nodules and referred as needed for further diagnostics. Call 413-4467-2846 for more information.