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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.
Lung Cancer Screening with 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:
- You are between the ages of 50-80
- You are a current smoker or one who has quit in the last 15 years
- You smoke or used to smoke one pack a day or more
- You have a tobacco smoking history of at least 20 pack-years (A pack-year is defined as the number of packs smoked per day multiplied by the number of years as a smoker. For example: 20 pack-years = smoking one pack per day for 20 years; one pack = 20 cigarettes.)
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.
Candidates for ScreenNJ
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.