Lung Cancer Screening
Are you one of the thousands of Americans who is at risk for developing lung cancer? Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths, with a projected 159,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2014. According to the American Cancer Society, more people die of lung cancer each year than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. The good news is that when diagnosed early, lives can be saved. HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Lung Cancer Screening can do just that. St. Anthony’s Lung Cancer Screening is a quick, painless, non-invasive low dose CT scan which can detect nodules or spots on your lung which might be early indicators of lung cancer. It takes just one-minute to have a scan which can potentially save your life. If you have one of more of the following risk factors, you may benefit from a Lung Cancer Screening:
- 55 to 77 years old who have smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years.
- Current smoker.
- Have quit smoking in the past 15 years, and are in relatively good health.