Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in America. With over 160,000 deaths per year, this claims more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.
Lung cancer can be highly curable when found early, but has been historically difficult to detect – until now.
Research shows that screening using a low-dose CT scan can help detect early lung cancer before clinical signs or symptoms become evident. Early stage cancers can be more easily treated and more frequently cured than later stage cancers.
On Monday, November 11, Veterans who meet criteria for being at risk for lung cancer, due to smoking or exposure to certain chemicals, will be offered a low-dose lung CT scan at a reduced rate of $11 (regularly $199). In addition, veterans will receive a free Pulmonary Risk Assessment to test for COPD as well as possible sleep disorders, compliments of WellStar Medical Group, Pulmonary Medicine.
To be screened, visit the following locations from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.:
- WellStar Acworth Health Park
4550 Cobb Parkway, Suite 109
Acworth, GA 30101
- WellStar Douglas Imaging Center
6002 Professional Parkway, Suite 120
Douglasville, GA 30134
- WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center
55 Whitcher Street, Suite 150
Marietta, GA 30060
- WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center at Towne Lake
South Cherokee Medical Center
120 Stone Bridge Parkway, Suite 300
Woodstock, GA 30189
- WellStar Paulding Imaging Center
148 Bill Carruth Parkway, Suite LL20
Hiram, GA 30141
In addition, veterans will receive a free Pulmonary Risk Assessment to test for COPD as well as possible sleep disorders, compliments of WellStar Medical Group, Pulmonary Medicine. Spaces are limited, so please call 770-956-STAR (7827) today!