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Studies have shown that screening can lower your chance of dying from lung cancer by 20 percent. As part of Inspira’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our community, we’re proud to offer free low-dose lung CT scans to eligible uninsured patients or those with high out-of-pocket costs, funded through a grant from ScreenNJ.
New Jersey continues to rank among the top 10 worst states in cancer incidence, and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both the state and the nation as a whole. That’s why ScreenNJ strives to increase lung cancer screening rates and awareness about the importance of screening.
According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, those who meet all the following criteria are considered high-risk for lung cancer and are eligible for screening:
Free low-dose lung CT scans are available through our ScreenNJ grant-funded program. To find out if you’re eligible for free lung cancer screening, talk to your doctor or call (800) 640-8989 for more information.
With a physician script for lung cancer screening, a self-pay option of $125 is available for high-risk patients who do not qualify for insurance or grant coverage.
Find out if you’re eligible for free lung cancer screening through ScreenNJ. Please answer the following questions, and one of our staff members will call you within (2) business days.
Our cancer team meets regularly to plan and discuss each patient’s treatment and progress. The team includes medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and specialists in reconstructive plastic surgery, along with cancer coordinators, social workers, genetic counselors, registered dietitians, physical therapists and behavioral health specialists.
Cancer coordinators, who are specially trained to assist cancer patients, offer clinical and non-clinical support. Coordinators can support both physical and emotional needs through treatment and survivorship.
Support programs include ongoing distress screening/counseling and a physical rehabilitation program that can begin before treatment to improve outcomes. Support services also include nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian, and social workers who help patients navigate non-clinical needs. We also provide survivorship services to help each person achieve and maintain the best quality of life possible after treatment.
Access to new treatments and clinical trials are available with our cancer specialists who are actively involved in research and teaching.
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