Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Lung cancer survivorship is generally low in comparison to other cancers because the disease is often caught in its later stages, when it is more difficult to treat.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends adults at high risk of developing lung cancer undergo annual low-dose CT screening. Current and former smokers are considered to be at high-risk for lung cancer.
Insurance coverage for the screening, however, is not usually provided. As a result, many people who should be screened are not. To address this issue, King’s Daughters Medical Center now offers this potentially life-saving exam to eligible individuals at for just $80.
“By making this screening exam affordable and accessible, we hope to save lives that might otherwise be lost,” said Mary Adams, RN, oncology nurse navigator at King’s Daughters.
Screenings will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and again on Thursday, April 21. To be eligible for the screening, participants must:
Appointments are required. To find out more and determine eligibility for the program, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).
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