Early Lung Cancer Detection CT Scan Screening

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Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality in this country, killing more than 161,000 people per year. Using a CT Scan increases the detection of lung cancer at Stage 1 up to the rate of 85 percent.

Who is eligible for the program?

The screening program is designed to evaluate people who have no signs or symptoms, but who are at risk for the development of lung cancer. People who are over 50 and have smoked 1 pack a day for 10 years, have extensive secondhand smoke exposure, or who have had asbestos or other environmental exposures are eligible for the program.

People who already have a diagnosis of cancer (other than non-melanoma skin cancer) or who have on-going medical symptoms are NOT eligible for the screening and should contact their physician regarding appropriate evaluation.

Any eligible person may self-refer for the study or be referred by his or her physician. Both the patient and physician will receive reports for the screening CT.

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