If you are a smoker or former smoker, you may worry about your risk of developing lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women - responsible for more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. This is largely because lung cancer is often not found until it has spread to other parts of the body. A low-dose CT screening of the lungs can help identify lung cancer at an early stage, when it can be cured.
Low-Dose CT Screenings
Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Coral Springs, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Weston are offering low-dose CT lung screenings to those at high risk for lung cancer. Low-dose CT lung screenings lower the risk of dying from lung cancer. They are quick, easy and require minimal amounts of radiation exposure. This screening is now covered by some insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider to see if you're covered.