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