Lung Cancer Screening at City of Hope Orange County

About Lung Cancer Screening at City of Hope Orange County
Delivering on our commitment to bring lifesaving cancer care to Orange County, City of Hope Orange County offers a low-dosage CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening and prevention program. Our internationally renowned specialists will partner with patients and local physicians, providing screening, interpretation, and consultation.
 
This non-invasive lifesaving screening is now available at City of Hope Newport Beach, located at 1601 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA.
 
Call 626-535-3983 to schedule an appointment.
 
Why screen for lung cancer?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Orange County. One of the challenges with this disease is that symptoms do not appear until it is already at an advanced stage. Research shows that for high-risk people, LDCT scans will discover lung cancer at an early stage 64% to 85% of the time, reducing mortality by 20 percent. Screenings are cost-effective, reliable, convenient, and comfortable for the patient.
 
Who are recommended candidates?
LDCT is recommended for patients who are aged 55 to 80 years and in reasonably good health, currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years, and have at least a 30-pack year smoking history.
 
Is screening covered by insurance?
Although health care coverages can vary, most insurance plans, including employer-sponsored, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and State Health Insurance Marketplace, are now covering annual LDCT screenings for patients meeting high-risk requirements. Our City of Hope staff will assist in verifying insurance eligibility.
 
What if the screening is positive?
World-class City of Hope lung cancer specialists are available at our Newport Beach facility to consult with patients about their treatment plan and next steps.
If you have lung cancer
 
What if the screening is negative?
If the screening is negative, a scan should be repeated annually.
 
Whom do I contact if I am a physician interested in referring my patient?
Please contact our physician relations liaison at sfox@coh.org, 626-509-0948 to coordinate care.