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Lung Screening

Why Get Screened?

Lung cancer is the #1 leading cause of cancer-related death in America, but now there’s hope.

This screening is used to detect lung cancer early, when it is more likely curable. If the disease is caught before it spreads, the likelihood of surviving 5 years improves from 11 percent to 55 percent.*

*Based on early-stage lung cancer stats (stage 1 vs. stage 4).


Low Dose CT Scanner

About The Low-Dose CT Scan

A low-dose CT scan is a special kind of X-ray that takes multiple pictures as you lie on a table that slides in and out of the machine. A computer then combines these images into a detailed picture of your lungs.

A study on early detection of lung cancer found that only the low-dose CT scan can reduce mortality for those at high risk. If you’re a current or former smoker over the age of 55, you could be at risk.

Screening Center of Excellence

Georgetown Community Hospital is a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  We are committed to responsible lung cancer screening and dedicated to provide patients with the highest quality care.

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