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Lung cancer typically doesn't cause signs and symptoms in its earliest stages. In approximately 40 percent* of people diagnosed with lung cancer, the diagnosis is made after the disease has advanced. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the signs of lung cancer. Catching it early is your very best chance of survival. For more information on lung cancer screening, call 404.501.LUNG (5864).

Signs of Lung Cancer

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include: 

  • A new persistent cough or worsening of an existing cough, especially if you are a smoker
  • Coughing up blood, even a small amount
  • Becoming easily winded or shortness of breath
  • Pain in the chest area or shoulder
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness or raspy voice
  • Weight loss, weakness and fatigue
  • Bone pain
  • Headache

Chest X-rays are not effective in detecting early-stage lung cancer. However, low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans have been shown to detect lung cancer at an early stage and reduce lung cancer mortality. If you have any possible signs of lung cancer including coughing, breathing changes or chest discomfort that could be lung cancer pain, click on the button below to find out if you should be screened.

What Does This Screening Cost?

The charge for this important early detection screening is only $149. This fee includes the CT scan, interpretation by a board-certified radiologist and review of the results by a board-certified lung specialist, if necessary. Currently most insurance companies do not pay for this service. For more information or to schedule a screening, call 404.501.LUNG (5864).

FIND OUT NOW if you should be screened for lung cancer.

*Source:  National Center for Biotechnology Information

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