All-inclusive screening

 

Our lung cancer screening is a comprehensive service for your preventive health. Most insurance plans cover this procedure as a preventive service benefit. Our experts will work with you to determine if your plan includes coverage.

Eligible Participants

 

Our Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening is available for high-risk individuals with a long history of smoking. To be eligible, you must be between the ages of 55 and 77 with 30 or more pack years of cigarette smoking or meet the specific criteria set by your insurance plan.
Having 30 pack years is equivalent to smoking:

2 packs per day for 15 years
1 pack per day for 30 years
1/2 pack per day for 60 years

Former smokers who meet the above criteria and have quit within the last 15 years are eligible for the screening. If you do not meet the criteria but are concerned about your risk for lung cancer, please speak to your primary care provider.


Expert consultation, screening & explanation of results

 

Unlike many other lung cancer screening programs, participants in our program receive two full consultations from our highly trained and supportive health care team. The pre-screening consultation will discuss the risks and benefits of the screening prior to undergoing the test, while the post-screening consultation will go over your results. This way you won’t be faced with fear or confusion by receiving your results in the mail. Rather, our skilled providers explain your results in person and are ready to answer all of your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening?
It is a type of x-ray that produces detailed images of your lungs with limited radiation.


Do I need a referral?
No referral is necessary. However, you should discuss with your primary care provider if this is right for you.


Where does the screening take place?

Green Bay and northern region
The lung cancer screening consultations take place with a Green Bay Oncology provider at any HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Center locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

The CT Scan is performed by HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay at a convenient outpatient clinic location or at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls.

Sheboygan area
The lung cancer screening consultations take place at the offices of Matthews Oncology Associates and Sheboygan Cancer & Blood Specialists at 1621 N. Taylor Drive in Sheboygan. The CT Scan is performed at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, 3100 Superior Ave. in Sheboygan.

What are the possible outcomes for the screening?
Your screening will have three possible outcomes:

Negative screen: No concerning nodules for lung cancer were identified. Given that you are still at risk for developing lung cancer in the future, we currently recommend a repeat screening yearly for two more years.

Positive screen: A lung nodule was detected that may require additional testing. We will meet with you to discuss the results, answer any of your questions and inform your primary care provider. Any required services following positive results will be coordinated with your provider.

Clinically important abnormality: Whether your screen is negative or positive for lung nodules, we may detect other unsuspected abnormalities that may require additional follow-up, such as other lung abnormalities, lesions in the blood vessels, liver, bone or other structures. We will send the results to you and your provider. Further medical care should be discussed with your provider.


How do I quit smoking?
We're here to help! We'll work with you to find the right smoking cessation program for you.

Call at:

Green Bay and northern region
920-884-3135 or 866-884-3135

Sheboygan area
920-458-7433 or 920-452-1650

To schedule a lung cancer screening

 

Green Bay & northern region

To get more information or schedule a lung cancer screening for yourself or a family member, call 920-884-3135 or 866-884-3135.

Pre-screening and post-screening consult appointment locations:

  • Cancer Center locations in Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Oconto Falls

CT-scan locations:

  • HSHS St. Vincent Hospital/Prevea Allouez Health Center

  • HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls

No physician referral required.

Sheboygan area

To get more information or schedule a lung cancer screening for yourself or a family member, call 920-458-7433 or 920-452-1650.

The lung cancer screening consultations take place at the offices of Matthews Oncology Associates and Sheboygan Cancer & Blood Specialists at 1621 N. Taylor Drive in Sheboygan.

The CT scan is performed at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital at 3100 Superior Avenue in Sheboygan.

No physician referral required.