BHS Lung Center
Early Diagnoses and Treatment for Lung Disease
Through advanced technology, compassionate guidance by a nurse navigator,
and the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of experts, the BHS Lung
Center delivers a personalized and evidence-based approach to lung cancer
treatment using the Fleichner Society Guidelines.
The BHS Lung Center's physicians partner with radiologists, pathologists,
surgeons, oncologists and specialized nurses to ensure that patients receive
the appropriate care from the entire team. Our staff works with a patient’s
primary care physician to keep them informed of the treatment plan.
Lung Center Services
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Butler County. The
BHS Lung Center was created as a result of the 2013 Community Health Assessment.
Early detection of lung cancer is key to significantly decreasing lung
cancer deaths, resulting in up to 60% of cases being treated successfully.
The BHS Lung Center is proud to offer a CT low dose lung cancer screening
to patients who are designated at a high risk for getting lung cancer.
Most insurances, including Highmark, UPMC and Medicare, cover the screening
cost. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage.
To qualify for the screening patients should:
- Be between the ages of 55 and 80
- Have a large ratio of packs smoked per day to the number of years they
- Be a current smoker or someone who has smoked in the past 15 years
- Be cleared of any medical conditions that would interfere with the tests.
Patients using home oxygen, who have known history of lung cancer or who
have metallic implants such as pacemakers or metal rods do not qualify.
For questions or information on lung cancer screenings, call 724.284.6211.
To view our latest Outpatient Guide,
Listen to a recent radio show featuring Dr. Shripal Shrishrimal discussing
the BHS Lung Center