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Lung Screenings at Indian Path

 

1 in 4 cancer deaths is caused by lung cancer.

Early detection is critical.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the only recommended screening test for lung cancer is a low-dose computed tomography scan (CT scan).

The test is non-invasive, pain-free and potentially lifesaving.

To help those at high risk for this deadly disease, Indian Path Community Hospital is offering this test for FREE for a limited time.

Are you at high risk?

Do you or a loved one meet all the following high-risk criteria?

  • History of heavy smoking (1 pack a day for 30 years or 2 packs a day for 15 years)
  • Still smoking or quit within the last 15 years
  • Between 55 and 77 years old
  • Have a primary care provider (Tennessee requires a physician referral)

If you can say “yes” to all these, please call (423) 857-6004 for more information and to schedule your screening.

What if the screening finds something?

Even if a screening finds a nodule (abnormality) it doesn’t mean you have cancer. Most lung nodules seen on a CT are not cancer.*

Depending on the size, shape and location of the nodule, your physician may order additional testing.

These further tests could include:

  • Follow up CT to determine if the nodule is growing over time
  • PET scan
  • Bronchoscopy

Your physician will discuss these options with you at your follow-up appointment, if one is needed.


*American Cancer Society