Low-Cost Lung Cancer CT Screening
Everyone who’s ever found satisfaction at the end of a cigarette
knows that QUITTING ISN’T EASY! It is, however, one of the very
best things you can do to improve your health.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the world today,
responsible for five million deaths a year. In the U.S., cigarette-smoking
accounts for approximately 440,000 deaths a year; more than HIV, car accidents,
murder, suicide, alcohol, and drug use combined.
Low-Dose Lung Cancer CT Screening - Get Screened Today
Garden City Hospital is offering patients concerned with their lung health
and those at high risk, low-dose computed tomography (CT) chest screening
for detecting lung cancer. A low-cost and low-dose lung cancer screening
CT scan will detect most abnormalities and reduce the chance of dying
from lung cancer by 20 percent for those at high risk. To schedule a lung
cancer screening CT scan at Garden City Hospital, call 734-458-4366.
Who Should Be Screened?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends yearly lung cancer screening
with low-dose CT screenings for people who:
Have a history of heavy smoking,
Smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years,
- Are between 55 and 80 years old.
Heavy smoking means a smoking history of 30 pack-years or more. A pack-year
is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year.
For example, a person could have a 30 pack-year history by smoking one
pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years.
Garden City Hospital is a strong proponent for smoking cessation. If you’ve
been a smoker in the last 15 years, make an appointment with your primary
care physician. Don’t have one? Call Garden City Hospital’s
Physician Referral Line at 877-717-9355 to find a physician or search
here to find a doctor that is right for you.