Lung Screening Program 

Bethesda Hospital is offering low-dose CT lung screening to patients at high risk for developing lung cancer – the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the U.S. The screening is a safe, quick and highly effective way to detect lung cancer in its early stages, when it’s most treatable.

Accredited by the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, the Lung Screening Program delivers the highest-quality diagnostic imaging so you can breathe a sigh of relief. Our team complies with best practices for screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures.  

Did you know:

  • Smokers and recent former smokers have a 25 percent higher chance of developing lung cancer than non-smokers
  • 10 to 20 percent of patients with lung cancer have never smoked

Lung cancer often has no symptoms until it has progressed to stage 4?

Please consider this important screening if you:

  • Are age 55 to 77
  • Are a current smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • Have a smoking history of 30-pack years or greater (a pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years, etc.)
  • Have had an incidental lung nodule finding on an imaging test

Patients at risk for lung cancer receive care from a highly skilled multidisciplinary team comprised of nurse practitioners and physicians who specialize in pulmonology, thoracic surgery, oncology, radiation oncology and pathology.

In addition to the low-dose CT lung screening, your plan of care will include:

  • Consultation to discuss risk and benefits of screening, smoking cessation, shared decision-making and follow-up care
  • Follow up with your primary care physician
  • Referral to a specialist, if necessary
  • Monitoring to detect changes in lung health   
  • Opportunity to participate in a six-week smoking cessation course

The non-invasive lung screening is covered by Medicaid and Medicare and many insurance plans. For patients without coverage, the cost is $99. 

Early detection of lung cancer can save your life.

To schedule an appointment:

Call 866-LUNGDET (866-586-4338). 

Location:

The Lung Screening Program is located at:

Bethesda Heart Hospital

2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Quit Smoking Now

Free smoking cessation classes led by Everglades Area Health Education Center (AHEC) are hosted at Bethesda Hospital East. “Quit Smoking Now,” a six-week program that is open to the community, meets once a week to connect people with support and free tools to help quit the tobacco habit.

For information or to register, call AHEC at 1-877-819-2357. Classes at Bethesda Hospital East are on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.