« Healthcare Highlights New Low-cost Screening Program for Smokers The Lung Cancer Screening Program is a multidisciplinary effort aimed at catching the disease in its early stages. It includes a CT scan and also offers smoking cessation counseling. For $99, a patient receives a CT scan, a one-on-one intervention session with a WVU smoking cessation counselor, and free services from the West Virginia Tobacco Quitline. The West Virginia Tobacco Quitline provides telephone counseling and nicotine replacement medications. The following are details about the program: to qualify, you must be 55-74 years old smoke more than 30 packs of cigarettes a year or have quit smoking less than 15 years ago enrollment requires a provider referral and an order for a low-dose helical chest CT scan A nurse will contact you and the results will be mailed to you and your doctor. If the results are abnormal, you may consult with your physician concerning follow-up care or ask to be referred to a WVU Healthcare specialty clinic (pulmonary, oncology, or thoracic surgery). If you are interested in the program, please contact your primary care physician. After your physician has ordered the screening, you can call 855-WVU-LUNG option 1 for an appointment time. If you are a physician and would like more information, please contact: Harakh V. Dedhia, MD, John Parker, MD, or John Rogers, MD, at 800-WVA-MARS, Kim Yow, RN, at 304-293-9525, or Christina Ayers, RN, at 304-293-2288.