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As part of Centura Health, St. Anthony Hospital
participates in the national Healthy Lung Screening
Program. The National Cancer Institute
found that patients at high risk for developing lung cancer who had a low-dose
CT screening of the chest reduced their mortality by 20%. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and
women, and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and
women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and
prostate cancers combined.
Are you considered “high risk” for lung cancer?
say “yes” if you:
risk factors include:
How does the program work?
participate in the program, you cannot have any current symptoms or signs of
If you are found to be "at risk,"
you will be mailed further information about the program. If you are classified
as "at risk" for developing lung cancer and consent to participate in
the program, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your lung
health history. Additionally, participants will receive a low-dose CT scan of
their lungs annually for three consecutive years. These scans can be
completed at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.
does it cost? The cost of each scan is $199.
next? This program uses the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Lung Cancer
Screening Guidelines to manage recommendations for follow-up care.
What else can you do? If you are still smoking, talk
with our certified smoking
cessation counselors about quitting or contact Colorado Quit Line.
surgeons, oncologists and other specialists work as a team to assess patient
files sent by referring physicians to determine the best course of care. This
innovative approach provides patients and their primary physicians more rapid
answers in the most cost-effective manner.
Twining, RN, BSNLung/Thoracic
Nurse NavigatorSt. Anthony Hospital
Lisa Twining, RN, earned her Bachelor of Science in
Nursing at the Denver School of Nursing. As St. Anthony Hospital’s Lung and
Thoracic Nurse Navigator, she specializes in the care, education and support of
patients and their families as they deal with lung disease. Her individualized
service helps coordinate the efforts of the entire care team, including
medical, nursing, social work, palliative care and community resources. Lisa
shares, “I am dedicated to providing the personal support that will make a difference
in each person’s health journey.”
St. Anthony Hospital is home to some of the most advanced
technology available for diagnosing and treating lung disease. Examples
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