Each year, more Americans die from lung cancer than from any other type of cancer, and late detection is a significant part of the problem. Eighty-four percent of lung cancer patients are diagnosed after the cancer has already spread.
Approximately 250,000 people across the nation are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, most of whom are between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second most common cancer in women.
St.Vincent Cancer Care is now offering a $99 low-dose CT lung scan- a simple diagnostic scan that has been shown to reduce the risk of dying of lung cancer in middle-age and elderly smokers by 20 percent.
To be eligible for a lung scan, you must be over the age of 45 and have smoked an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for 20 years or two packs a day for ten years. A physician referral is not required.
For more information on St.Vincent Cancer Care, visit ourfightagainstcancer.org.