Lung Cancer: Early Detection is Key
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths. It makes up almost 25% of all cancer-related deaths, which is more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. This year alone, lung cancer has resulted in over 131,000 deaths in the United States.
Are you at risk for lung cancer?
For those at high risk of developing lung cancer, physicians recommend scheduling an annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening as a proactive way to detect the disease early.
Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings At Archbold
This program is designed to provide patients at risk of developing lung cancer with an annual opportunity to detect the disease early. During a low-dose computed tomography (also called a low-dose CT scan) a patient lies on a table while an X-ray machine uses a low dose (amount) of radiation to make detailed images of your lungs. The scan only takes a few minutes and is not painful. After a scan is taken of the patient’s chest, the images are ready by a radiologist to determine if there are abnormalities that require further evaluation.
Who would the Low Dose CT Program benefit?
- Current smoker who has a 20 pack-year history or more
- Quit smoking within the last 15 years
- Non-smoker with prolonged exposure to second-hand smoke
- Prolonged exposure to cancer-causing agents such as asbestos
- Family history of lung cancer
- Between 50 and 80 years old
Talk with your doctor today to see if low-dose CT lung cancer screening is right for you.
Low dose CT is available at Archbold Ambulatory Care Center, Archbold Memorial Hospital, Mitchell County Hospital and the Imaging Center at Grady General Hospital by physician order only. The cost of the test is $150 and is covered by most insurance policies. Please contact your insurance provider to see if you are covered.
*Patients who have a history of lung nodules do not qualify for a screening.