WARRENSBURG – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.
Annually, more Americans die of lung cancer than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Eighty percent of these deaths could be avoided with a preventive screening of lung cancer called a low dose CT.
Why the Early Detection will save your life
In its early stages, lung cancer can not cause any symptoms, which makes the initial discovery a challenge. With the early detection, the possibilities of successful treatment or curative resection are the largest.
Who should be designed for lung cancer
The Group of Preventive Services of the United States, which consists of national experts in disease prevention, recommends the detection of lung cancer for those who have a high risk of lung cancer. Two of the biggest risk factors for lung cancer are age and tobacco use. If you meet the following criteria, you can opt for lung cancer selection:
1. Age of 55 to 77 years.
2. Have 30 years of smoking history (for example, he smoked a packet per day for 30 years or smoked two packages a day for 15 years).
3. They are smokers active or stop smoking for the past 15 years.
What is a scanned low dose tomography?
Screening of lung cancer means having a low dose of TC in the chest.
The term "low dose" refers to a reduction in the amount of exposure to radiation relative to a normal computerized tomography.
This has been shown to be an effective method of detecting lung cancer at a very early stage.
It is not invasive, it takes less than 20 seconds and in most cases you do not even have to change the clothes.
Where can I get a low dose tomography test?
The Missouri Medical Center of Missouri initiated an extensive lung cancer detection program in November 2017. If you meet the above criteria, talk to your primary care provider to get a query. Find a WMMC clinic near you at WMMC.com/Family, and book an appointment today if you meet the criteria listed above.