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Unfortunately, when it comes to lung cancer, most people don’t have symptoms until the cancer has spread/already advanced. Early detection through a lung cancer CT screening exam could help save your life. At WakeMed, we make this potentially life-saving screening available to you.
A computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan uses x-rays to produce detailed cross-sectional images of the lungs. It’s the preferred method for detecting lung cancer because it’s better than a regular x-ray at finding lung tumors and showing them clearly – moreso than a traditional chest X-ray.
If you fit the criteria listed below, you are likely to qualify and benefit from a low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screening. To learn more, talk with your primary care physician about the risks and benefits of this valuable screening tool if you…
If you have any of the following symptoms, you are not a current candidate for lung cancer screening, but you should make an appointment with you doctor to discuss your symptoms.
If you are determined to be at high-risk for lung cancer, early detection can save your life and has been tied to significantly better outcomes/survival rates.
Unfortunately, 3 out of 4 patients with lung cancer have incurable, locally advanced or metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis, leading to poor survival rates.
When lung cancer is detected at its earliest stage and treated surgically, survival rates are around ten times better than those diagnosed with Stage IV disease.
A CT lung cancer screening requires a physician’s order. Therefore, you are encouraged to discuss the benefits of a lung cancer screening with your primary care physician. Once your physician has ordered the screening, you can schedule an appointment with your imaging provider of choice.
Schedule your lung cancer screening today by calling 919-350-LUNG (5864).
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610