THE JAMES OFFERS LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS EVERY OTHER WEEK
The James now provides lung cancer screenings every other Monday to those at high risk of developing lung cancer, including current smokers with a significant smoking history and ex-smokers who have quit within the past 15 years.
Although incidence rates for lung cancer are declining, it continues to be the largest source of cancer-related deaths among both men and women in the United States. However, early detection through computed tomography (CT) screenings has been proven to significantly reduce lung cancer deaths.
The screenings, which involve one low-dose CT scan each year for a three-year period, will be available from 4-6 p.m. every other Monday on the third floor of the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza Tower building, located at 2050 Kenny Road.
After receiving their first CT scan, patients will schedule their second one for a year later and then schedule their third scan for a year after their second one. Each scan will cost $99 to be paid when performed.
To qualify for the screenings, you must be 55-74 years old, be a current smoker with a history of smoking two packs per day for 15 years or one pack per day for 30 years, or be an ex-smoker who has quit within the past 15 years.
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To schedule a screening, call The James Line at (800) 293-5066.