Letter 4 Followup

Date

 

Patient ID
Date of LDCT

 

Dear

We are writing to inform you that your recent Low Dose Chest CT (LDCT) revealed a suspicious or very suspicious finding for which additional diagnostic testing and/or tissue sampling is recommended. This finding could represent lung cancer and immediate action is required.

A report of your results with the above recommendation(s) has been sent to your ordering health care provider. Please contact them as soon as possible to discuss these results and help facilitate next steps in your medical care.

As you know, early detection of cancer is very important. Although LDCTs are highly effective at early detection, it cannot detect all lung cancers. Lung cancer screening has been shown to reduce the risk of death from lung cancer by 20%. Any new symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest pain should always be reported to your health care provider, regardless of your LDCT findings.

Please keep in mind that good health involves compliance with smoking cessation, annual physical exams, follow up and continued screening with LDCT.

If you have any questions or have difficulty contacting your healthcare provider, please call

Thank you for your consideration. We at XXXXX believe that screening and early detection are an integral part of making our communities healthier.

 

Sincerely,
Your Lung Cancer Screening Team