According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among adults in the United States, resulting in more deaths than colorectal, prostate and breast cancers combined. Unfortunately, this disease is most often discovered at a late stage after symptoms appear and when treatment options are limited. Early detection increases the chances for effective treatment and cure, making screening critical.
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Jennersville Regional Hospital uses a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanner, which produces exceptional images for the detection of lung cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, recent scientific studies have determined that lung cancer deaths can be reduced by as much as 20 percent when low-dose CT scans are used as a screening tool.
This 15-minute procedure is a rapid, noninvasive test. Your entire chest is scanned, and the technology produces detailed, 3-D images of your lungs. The images are examined and sent to your doctor, who will share the results with you. You will be guided throughout the process by a lung navigator, a trusted resource who will answer your questions about doctor consultations, provide personal attention and work with your lung screening team to coordinate your care, including yearly follow-up.
Most professional medical organizations now recommend annual lung screenings with low-dose CT if you meet all of the following criteria first established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:
If you think you are at risk for developing lung cancer, talk with your doctor about lung screening with low-dose CT at Jennersville Regional Hospital. A doctor’s order is required. For additional information call 610-869-1067.
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