Help raise awareness of the importance of lung cancer screening! Just like mammograms for breast cancer screening and colonoscopies for colon cancer screening, a test is now available that can find and detect lung cancer early, which is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide for both men and women.
Research shows that screening the at-risk population can save lives. Screening with low dose CT can find lung cancer at a much earlier, treatable, and curable stage. Lung cancer found in its earliest stage can have up to a 90% chance of cure. Currently, this screening test is the only one that can find lung cancer early which allows for more treatment options to save lives.
If you or someone you know are 55 to 80 years old and have a heavy smoking history, you are at a higher risk of getting lung cancer and may qualify for this screening test. The good news is this test for lung cancer is non-invasive, quick and painless. For individuals who meet these high-risk criteria, low dose CT screening for lung cancer is covered by Medicare and most private insurance plans at 100% with no out of pocket costs.
Screening for lung cancer before symptoms appear is important. Without it, most people don’t see signs of the disease until it has spread to other areas of the body, making it harder to treat. Lung cancer screening with a low dose CT scan is recommended by leading advocacy, government and medical groups, including GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, Federal Government agencies, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the American Cancer Society. Click here to find a screening center near you.
Don’t wait. Talk to your doctor about low dose CT lung cancer screening and if it’s right for you or your loved ones.
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