We offer a potentially life-saving opportunity for current and former smokers to be screened for early detection of lung cancer. Yearly lung screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) has been shown to save lives by finding lung cancer early, when it is
easier to treat.
What is the goal of CT lung screening?
The goal of the CT lung screening is to save lives by detecting lung cancer early and to help individuals who are at high risk for lung cancer receive a diagnosis and treatment for their disease at an early stage, when it is easier to treat. Without CT
lung screening, lung cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms. At that time, the cancer may be much harder to treat.
Why is lung cancer screening important?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that over 221,200 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer
this year. Lung cancer has traditionally been undetectable until it has reached a late, often incurable stage. With advances in technology and cancer research, there are now proven and effective ways to screen for lung cancer at its earliest stages.
Who Can Participate In The Lung Cancer Screening Program?
You may qualify for our CT Lung Screening Program if you:
Are between ages 55-80
Are a current smoker or have quit smoking in the last 15 years
Tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (one pack-year = smoking one pack per day for one year; 1 pack = 20 cigarettes)
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