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 and symptoms of lung cancer may include:
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.
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).
*Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information