Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. According to the American Lung Association, at least 8.6 million Americans are at high risk for developing lung cancer and are recommended to receive an annual screening with low-dose CT scans. Screening individuals at high risk can dramatically improve lung cancer survival rates by finding the disease at an earlier stage when it can be more successfully treated.
You should be screened for lung cancer if you meet these conditions:
Lung cancer can go undiagnosed for a long time because symptoms—such as a nagging cough—can be mistakenly blamed on other health issues such as pneumonia, allergies or a cold. Unfortunately, symptoms usually do not appear until the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. At this point, it is harder to treat the cancer. If you match the conditions above, don’t take chances with your health. Studies have shown that low-dose CT scan is the only lung cancer screening tool that reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer.
At Orlando Health, you can expect extraordinary and personalized care in a relaxing environment. Our imaging team is committed to providing education and reassurance throughout your imaging procedure, maximizing your comfort at each step. Plus, we provide the highest level of infection prevention and social distancing practices to consistently deliver quality care as well as peace of mind.