BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Hamilton County Aug. 15, 19, 20

Thursday, August 8, 2019

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will visit the following locations in August: 
 
• Thursday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m.-noon – Alexian Village, 437 Alexian Way, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
•  Monday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – AIM Center, 472 W MLK Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37402
• Tuesday, Aug. 20 from noon-6 p.m. – City of Chattanooga Well Advantage Clinic, 620 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
 
"Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people," officials said.  "The low-dose CT scan shows a 3-D image of your 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. The whole process takes less than ten 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 you 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. Grant funds are available for eligible uninsured and under-insured people to have the low-dose lung CT screening.
 
Call 423-495-LUNG (5864) to discuss if a lung screening is right for you, or to schedule an appointment.


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Breaking News

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