A Low-Dose CT Scan could save your life!
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S among both men and woment. A Majority of lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking and usually not detected until symptoms develop. B y that time the disease is often more advanced, making a cure much less likely.
Low Dose computed tomography (LDCT) provides earlier detection, when lung cancer is most treatable and curable. It works much like an x-ray to produce images of your chest and lungs. The National Lung Screen Trial (NLST) revealed that smokers who had low-dose CT scans had a 20% lower risk of dying from lung cancer than those who received chest X-rays.
For more information on lung cancer screening, please contact your primary care provider. If you do not have a PCP, call our Physician Referral Line.Call 800.424.DOCS (3627)
Multiply the number of packs smoked per day times the years you have smoked and that equals your packs per year history.
Talk to your physician about the risks and benefits of screening. A low-dose CT scan may be recommended or YOU may request it. In order to be covered by Medicare, you must visit your physician and have an order.
To schedule an appointment in Pulaski, call 931.363.9314 or 9365.