Cancer Prevention & Detection Lung Cancer Screening Program Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer Can Save Your LifeLung cancer is the number one cancer killer in America, and one of the reasons is that it usually does not cause symptoms until it's already advanced. Lung cancer screenings using chest CT scans can detect cancer earlier and help reduce lung cancer deaths. Our team includes accredited, board-certified radiologists, and CoxHealth is the only provider in the area offering these screenings. The program is available in Springfield and Branson.Are You Eligible?Age 55 to 77Current smoker or smoker who quit within the past 15 yearsSmoke or used to smoke an average of more than one pack per day over 30 years or two packs per day for 15 yearsNo prior history of lung cancer or treatment of other cancer in the past five yearsNo symptoms of lung cancerHow the Program WorksObtain a referral from your primary care doctorIn your first visit, a physician will explain the program in detail and answer all your questionsOnce you confirm you want to proceed with the program and are prepared to make a three-year commitment, you will be seen for the initial scanScans will continue annually for a minimum of three yearsScan results can lead to additional tests, biopsies or surgeryHow to Make an AppointmentTalk to your health care provider about a screening. An order is required. Call 417-730-5864 if you have questions.Most insurance companies, including traditional Medicare and Medicaid, will cover the cost of this screening exam for those who meet eligibility requirements. Contact your insurance company to confirm coverage and any patient responsibility for the charges. If you are a current smoker and would like to receive support in quitting, we also encourage you to participate in our smoking cessation program.Centers of ExcellenceWhen you're with us, you're with a provider you can trust. We're an American College of Radiology Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center. We've also been named to the Screening Centers of Excellence centers by the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer.