Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women worldwide. Nearly 160,000 Americans die of lung cancer each year. Lung cancer ranks No. 3 overall in cases for Tennessee. Lung is CRMC’s No. 1 site of cancer. Lung cancer patients are frequently diagnosed at later stages.
Screening for lung cancer is important so that issues may be caught earlier and treated while it is in the most curable stages. Of the top four deadliest cancers in the U.S. (lung, prostate, breast and colorectal), lung cancer has been the only one not subject to routine screening until now. Based on the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), we know that CT lung screening can now save lives of people at high risk for developing lung cancer. Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening is quick and easy and results in a minimal amount of radiation exposure.
Mark Ligon, president of Micro Metals Inc. in Jamestown, discovered Cookeville Regional’s low-dose CT lung screening through his company’s wellness program. A former smoker for many years, he says the screening is fast and easy and gives him great peace of mind.
Some insurances, including Medicare, are now covering the lung screening!
Cookeville Regional Medical Center is determined to raise awareness and improve access to this testing for all people at high risk. Therefore, we are currently offering LDCT lung screening to individuals who meet the established high-risk criteria at an affordable price ($99). See if you qualify by reviewing the lung screening questionnaire.
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