Mercy offers low-dose CT. Lung cancer screenings using low-dose CT can find cancer earlier, giving you a better chance of being cured.
Ask yourself these questions:
(20 cigarettes = 1 pack)
(one pack smoked per day) x (30 years smoking)= 30 pack years
Should you get a screening?
Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer deaths each year. If you answered yes to the above questions and your packs/year is 30 or greater, a lung cancer screening is right for you.
How do I get a screening?
Lung cancer screenings are availble through an order from your physcian only. So, talk to your primary care doctor about a low dose CT lung cancer screening.
Mercy Cancer Center
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