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Oak Hill Hospital Named Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center – CBS Tampa

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) — Oak Hill Hospital is excited to announce during Lung Cancer Awareness Month that it is now a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography scans, and appropriate follow-up care, significantly reduces lung cancer deaths. In December 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening of adults aged 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer – taking the lives of more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.

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Lung cancer screenings are available at Oak Hill Hospital and are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. Patients without health insurance coverage can still receive a screening at a self-pay rate of $150. To schedule a free pre-screen assessment for a lung screening, call Oak Hill Hospital at 352-597-6339. Patients that meet the criteria will be assisted in notifying their physician and scheduling an appointment.

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In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Also required are procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.

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