Saturday, November 12, 2022
Are you a current or former smoker?
A lung cancer screening could save your life.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Lung cancer is most often caused by exposure to tobacco smoke and other airborne chemicals.
Screening for lung cancer uses a test that helps find abnormal areas in the lungs that may be cancer. If you currently smoke or quit in the past 15 years, are 50 to 80 years old and in fairly good health, you may benefit from screening for lung cancer with a low-dose CT scan (LDCT).
At Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health, you have access to our team of specialists with experience in lung cancer screening and treatment. We work with your primary care provider to make sure you receive the right kind of care and follow-up. Lung cancer screenings are covered by Medicare and by many private health insurance plans.
Not sure where to start? Talk to a nurse navigator: 607-274-4276.
The requirements for Low Dose CT Lung Screening have changed. Ask your doctor to learn if this life-saving scan is right for you.