Don’t let your health insurance coverage stop you from taking care of yourself. Silver Cross is offering discounted screenings to diagnose breast and lung cancer through Dec. 31, 2014. The cost of each screening is just $100 (including the radiologist fee). Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted at time of appointment. Insurance will not be billed. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7076 or request an appointment. A physician’s order is required for both tests.
CT Lung Cancer Screening
Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen offers low dose screening CT scans to identify lung cancer in high risk patients. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends annual screening in adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. A 30-pack year is the equivalent to one pack a day for 30 years, or two packs a day for 15 years.
Annual mammograms help detect breast cancer early and improve the chances that it can be treated successfully. The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and older should have a mammography screening every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Both screening and diagnostic mammograms are offered at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health located in Pavilion B, 1870 Silver Cross Bld., New Lenox. Patients who sign-up for the free I Matter program online or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) will receive discounts at over 100 local businesses at the time of their mammography appointment.