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Lung Cancer Screening looks for "spots" in the lungs called pulmonary nodules, which may be cancerous.
Lung Cancer is most treatable when it is identified at its earliest stages.
For more information about tobacco cessation services, call (717)231-8014. Anyone desiring to be free from clutches of tobacco, support is available. Though not always an easy step to take; help is just a phone call away.
Adults who meet the following criteria can have a lung cancer screening: Current or former heavy smoker with at least 30 pack-years history of smoking, between ages 55-77, no present symptoms of lung cancer, coughing up blood or chest pain. If you have additional questions please feel free to call the Pinnacle Health Pulmonary Nodule Clinic at 717-231-8399 or 1-855-855-5864.
How to find your pack years of smoking: Number of yrs you have smoked x Average number of packs per day = Pack Years
Benefits of Lung Cancer Screening: Reduced chance of dying from lung cancer, If caught early, treatment may be more successful, It may detect cancer before you have any symptoms
The first step in tobacco cessation is desire to quit.
The second step in tobacco cessation is the willingness to quit.
Smoking actually "multiplies" your risk of lung cancer if you have exposure to Radon and or asbestos.