Call to Action: Tell Medicare and Medicaid to Cover Lung Cancer Screening

Anyone can get lung cancer. Screening for lung cancer with low dose CT scans (LDCT) can save thousands of lives every year. Many private health insurers already provide coverage for this screening. Tell the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) you want them to provide coverage too. On February 10, CMS opened a 30-day comment period to support their national coverage analysis on Lung Cancer Screening with LDCT. This comment period closes on March 12, 2014. Please sign this petition to tell CMS to provide coverage for LDCT, and ask everyone… Read More

December 19 #LCSM Chat: “Lung Cancer Screening – The Good, The Bad and the Indolent”

The next #LCSM Chat will occur on December 19 at 5 PM Pacific Time (8 PM ET), and will be moderated by Janet Freeman-Daily.  The theme will be “Lung Cancer Screening – The Good, The Bad and the Indolent.” Discussion topics for #LCSM Chat: T1: For patients who don’t fit “older heavy smoker” profile, should doctor order low-dose CT screening if patient requests it? #LCSM T2: Some lung nodules are not cancer. When are you comfortable just watching a lung nodule instead of treating it? #LCSM T3: A new blood test detects… Read More