Whilst smoking rates are declining and, as a result, lung cancer deaths are declining, there are still over 41,000 lung cancers diagnosed every year in the UK. Although 80% of lung cancers are associated with smoking in some way, one out of seven lung cancers occur in people who have never smoked. 20% of the population in the UK continues to smoke and lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the third most common in women. This is why an early detection screening programme is so important in catching lung cancer early when there are still treatment options.
LungCheck is a lung cancer screening service that employers can offer to staff that provides:
Check4Cancer is the only provider offering a FREE CT scan for abnormal blood results and a FREE phone consultation with a respiratory consultant.
After the appointment, the employee will receive a letter detailing their results along with a personalised early detection programme. If they are identified as being at high risk, they will be referred to a thoracic consultant for detailed investigation.
LungCheck is suitable for men and women, current and past heavy smokers* over the age of 45. It may be particularly relevant for some industries where there is a high incidence of lung cancer.
Employers can offer their employees LungCheck on site if they have suitable facilities and this is the most cost effective and convenient option. Facilities required include a private room for consultations along with a wash hand basin, access to the internet and a couch. If these facilities aren’t available we have a network of private clinics across the UK where screening can take place. These can be chosen to be near the employee’s work or home for convenience. Alternatively, Check4Cancer can guide your staff how best to get their GP surgery to do the blood sample. Check4Cancer will organise the logistics and ensure the process is as painless as possible for your staff.
By offering these services to its staff, an employer can achieve up to 25% discount on standard pricing. With prices starting at £350, a typical taxpayer will pay around £17 per month under salary sacrifice. For company sponsored campaigns, prices are negotiable depending on company size and the extent of the service offering.
As well as information provided via the www.LungHealthUK.com website and at the individual screening sessions, we are also able to provide material for company intranet sites along with banners, table tents and posters to support and promote a campaign. We can also design co-branded corporate websites for clients as shown to the right.
If you would like to offer LungCheck to your employees contact us on 0800 085 6663.
If you would like more in-depth information about Lung Cancer then please visit our www.LungHealthUK.com website where you will find detailed information about symptoms, risk factors and our screening services.
* - Heavy smoking is defined as having a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years. A pack year is defined as twenty cigarettes (1 pack) smoked every day for one year, or 40 cigarettes (2 packs) smoked every day for half a year and so on.