Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Dade County

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will provide computerized tomography screenings at the Dade County Senior Center on Monday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people. The low-dose CT scan shows a 3-D image of lungs that is clearer and more detailed than regular x-rays, allowing doctors to diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stage, before there are any symptoms. This is when lung cancer is most curable, said officials. The whole process takes less than 10 minutes and there is no need to do anything special to prepare for the screening. 

The low-dose CT lung cancer scan has been shown to improve survival by 20 percent according to The National Lung Screening Trial by the National Cancer Institute. 

Factors that put a person at high risk of developing lung cancer include: 

Age 50 or greater 

Smoking history 

Family history of cancer 

Exposure to cancer causing agents (asbestos, diesel fumes, Radon, coal smoke, soot, etc.) 

Private insurance companies cover lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. Medicare and Medicaid also cover lung cancer screening. If you feel you are at risk, call us at 495-LUNG (5864) to discuss if a lung screening is right for you, or to schedule an appointment.

 


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