Lung Cancer Screening Program
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. Statics show that approximately 220,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year and nearly 160,000 people die from the disease each year. We here at Southeastern Health are committed to assisting our community in fighting this deadly disease. The KEY to significantly decrease lung cancer deaths is early detection. Early detection can lead to up to 60% of cases being treated successfully as compared to a success rate as low as 10% of lung cancer cases that were detected at a later stage. In the past few diagnostic tests existed to aid in this battle but that has changed. Low dose CT offers patients the opportunity to detect the disease before any symptoms arise. This gives the patient the best chance at survival.
Early Detection = Better Outcomes
Screening is EASY!! If your physician feels that you are a candidate for lung cancer screening you will undergo a painless low-dose CT scan of the lungs. It will take less than 15 minutes and you are not even required to undress. This scan can be performed at SeRa and must be scheduled.
Service we offer
- Low Dose CT Screening: This is a low dose CT scan of the lungs to check for signs of lung cancer. Navigation through the screening process: Once your low dose CT scan is complete you will be contacted by our patient navigator who will guide you through the next steps which will depend on the results of the scan.
- Smoking Cessation: No matter how old you are or how long you have smoked, it is never too late to stop smoking. Having resources available to assist with smoking cessation is an important part of the lung cancer screening program. If you are interested in quitting smoking please talk with your physician to see how they can help you achieve your goal, or contact the Gibson Cancer Center and ask to speak with our patient navigator about smoking cessation.