Lung cancer screening: What every Tennessean needs to know
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Tennessee. However, screening can cut death rates by one-fifth. Learn about risk factors and who should be screened with these lung cancer statistics
While screening can slash lung cancer mortality rates in high-risk people by one-fifth, the particular type of screening is key. In this case, low-dose CT screenings are the gold standard. These CT scans take low-dose X-rays, which are safe and effective, to create 3-D images of your lungs. Other types of screenings have not been proven to reduce lung cancer mortality rates. Insurance and Medicare now cover this annual test for qualifying individuals. Be armed with these lung cancer statistics and talk with your doctor about whether lung screening is appropriate for you.
Middle Tennessee residents, you can get screened with an appointment at any of these locations:
One Hundred Oaks Imaging
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 23300
Nashville, TN 37204
1909 Acklen Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
Cool Springs Imaging
2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 150
Franklin, TN 37067
For more information, call 615-322-0580 or visit www.VanderbiltLungScreening.com