Lung cancer deaths can be prevented by screening heavy smokers every year. Our screening model makes the process easy for you, with facilitation provided by a nurse navigator.
An annual low-dose CT scan is recommended for your patients who:
- Are age 55 to 80 years old
- Currently smoke or quit smoking within the last 15 years
- Smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 or more years or two packs a day for 15 or more years
New Information on Lung Cancer Screening and Eligibility for Providers
This video briefly discusses statistics of the occurrence and mortality rates of Lung Cancer as well as the importance of getting lung cancer screenings. It also provides information for providers on how to find out if a patient is eligible for screening.Learn More
Stephen Grubbs, MD
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will facilitate getting people scheduled and follow up?
The State of Delaware’s Lung Cancer nurse navigator will be dedicated to scheduling appointments once your patient has consented to be contacted for a lung cancer screening. From that point forward, you will be kept updated about the progress the patient makes through the system from scheduling through follow-up to the subsequent resolution to problems or issues discovered during the screening process.
Will screenings be covered through Screening For Life?
Yes. Those who are uninsured or underinsured with an income between 138% and 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) will also qualify for screenings through Screening for Life (SFL).
The following web-based educational opportunities are available:
The Delaware Division of Public Health and the Medical Society of Delaware are offering Continuing Medical Education for primary care physicians and specialists, as well as nurses and other health care professionals, with an interest in the prevention, early detection, and surveillance of colorectal, breast, cervical, and lung cancer. The activities are provided through webinars available online. The Medical Society of Delaware designates each internet enduring material activity of a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. A post-test must be completed at the conclusion of each activity with a minimum passing score of 80% to receive a certificate. There is no registration fee to participate in these educational activities. Please visit the Medical Society of Delaware website to register.Register here