Posts in the “CT Scan CT Scan” category:

Hospital awarded grant for lung cancer screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 6th, 2014 |

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation has received a grant to help more people get tested for lung cancer. CRMC Foundation has been approved for the $70,750 grant from the Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Sheridan. Grant money will pay for CT lung cancer testing through the Cheyenne Regional Cancer […]

Guest: Medicare should cover low-dose CT screening for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 9th, 2014 |

LUNG-cancer screening with low-dose CT scans could save up to 18,000 lives annually among those at high risk for the disease. But in late April, a federal advisory panel, the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee, voted against recommending these scans, which use computerized tomography, for people on Medicare and Medicaid. Given that 82 […]

CMS to Weigh Medicare Coverage of CT Scans for Smokers

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 21st, 2014 |

Date: 4/21/14 Outlet Full Name: Modern Healthcare Author: Virgil Dickson http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140421/NEWS/304219947/cms-to-weigh-medicare-coverage-of-ct-scans-for-smokers?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cms-to-weigh-medicare-coverage-of-ct-scans-for-smokers Dr. Barry Kramer, director of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Prevention, once had doubts that using low-dose CT scans to detect early lung cancer is a good idea. In 2009, he co-authored a study that found one in three people who undergo […]

Oncology, Patient Advocacy Groups Petition CMS for Full Coverage of CT Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 27th, 2014 |

Date: 3/27/14 Outlet Full Name: Hematology Oncology Today Author: No author http://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/lung-cancer/news/online/%7Bd8e8b725-804c-4326-ab1b-b43d3d8321ad%7D/oncology-patient-advocacy-groups-petition-cms-for-full-coverage-of-ct-lung-cancer-screening The Lung Cancer Alliance, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Radiology and other medical organizations recently petitioned CMS to provide national Medicare coverage for low-dose CT lung cancer screening for patients at high risk as defined by the United States […]

When it comes to lung cancer… ‘Catch it to cure it’

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 24th, 2014 |

Date: 3/24/14 Outlet Full Name: The Daily Times Author: Jennie Bounds http://www.thedailytimes.com/community/when-it-comes-to-lung-cancer-catch-it-to-cure/article_8c7f8461-6c61-5bd0-8a8f-230c9b54d6ab.html “Catch it to cure it.” Those are the words of Blount Memorial Hospital thoracic surgeon Dr. Jason Budde when it comes to discussions about lung cancer. “To have the best chance for a cure from cancer, you have to catch it before it’s […]

Full Medicare Coverage Needed for CT Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 17th, 2014 |

Date: 3/17/14 Outlet Full Name: Diagnostic Imaging Author: Diagnostic Imaging Staff http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/ct/full-medicare-coverage-needed-ct-lung-cancer-screening National Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for patients at high risk for lung cancer needs to be implemented, quickly, say several medical organizations, including the American College of Radiology (ACR). Medical and patient groups are requesting that The Centers for […]

Scans Play a Big Part in Early Lung Cancer Detection

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 11th, 2014 |

Date: 3/11/14 Outlet Full Name: Time Warner Cable New York Author: Erin Billups http://brooklyn.ny1.com/content/lifestyles/health/205056/scans-play-a-big-part-in-early-lung-cancer-detection Lung cancer is the deadliest of common cancers and like most other cancers the key is early detection. NY1′s Erin Billups filed the following report. Dara Joy Cohen doesn’t smoke. She sings, dances and acts. But in 2005 a serious bout […]

Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Gains Support

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 15th, 2014 |

Date: 1/15/14 Outlet Full Name: WBIR Knoxville Author: Heidi Wigdahl http://www.wbir.com/story/news/health/2014/01/15/low-dose-ct-lung-cancer-screening-gains-support/4501903/ The University of Tennessee Medical Center is seeing an increase in the amount of patients opting for lung cancer screenings. A panel of medical experts recently recommended an annual screening for those at high risk for the deadly disease. It is a move that […]

Lung Cancer: CT Screening Ready, Patients Not So Much

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 3rd, 2013 |

News Headline:  Lung Cancer: CT Screening Ready, Patients Not So Much Date:  12/3/13 Outlet Full Name: MedPage Author: Ed Susman http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/RSNA/43217 CHICAGO – Most of the leading academic centers are operating CT-based lung cancer screening programs – and embedded in that screening is a smoking cessation program, researchers reported here. Of the 21 leading academic centers identified […]

Health Matters: Scanning for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 7th, 2013 |

News Headline: Health Matters: Scanning for lung cancer Date:  10/7/13 Outlet Full Name: NBC Author Name: Amy Oshier http://www.nbc-2.com/story/23622472/health-matters-scanning-for-lung-cancer#.UlLpc9JJNks FORT MYERS, FL – Lung cancer- it’s the most lethal of cancers. Not because of its nature but because it’s commonly picked up later. “Most patients when they present with symptoms have later stage disease and the likelihood […]