CT Screening for Lung Cancer: We’re not there yet. Jyoti D. Patel, MD Division of Hematology/Oncology Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Chicago, IL . Free Screening?. FACT : Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women worldwide
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CT Screening for Lung Cancer:We’re not there yet
Jyoti D. Patel, MD
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Feinberg School of Medicine,
FACT: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women worldwide
FACT: There is no routine screening for lung cancer
FACT:Lahey Clinic is trying to change that
If you are between the ages of 50 and 74, currently a smoker (or have quit within the past 15 years) and have a history of smoking at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, you may qualify for a free low-dose CT lung screening.
The screening is quick and painless and you do NOT have to be a Lahey patient to receive this free screening. However, your primary care doctor must order the test.
To learn more, please call 1-855-CT-CHEST between 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday through Friday to complete a screening questionnaire.
Bach, JAMA, 5/2/2012
20% relative decrease in deaths from lung cancer!
The chance of dying of lung cancer was 0.33% less over the study period in pts with LDCT.
310 individuals are screened to prevent 1 lung cancer death.
deGonzales. Lancet. 2004 363:345
NCCN Guidelines on Lung Cancer Screening
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