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Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung Cancer Screening- Do You Need to be Screened?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your risks or symptoms, contact us at 410-535-5400, x343 to see if you qualify for screening and help you get scheduled.

How do I get screened?
With a low dose CT scan.

What is a Low Dose CT Scan?
Radiation exposure about 90% less than a regular CT scan.

How often should a person be screened for lung cancer?
Yearly with risk factors or until you have passed 15 years smoke free.

Know the symptoms…

B   Blood when you cough or spit
R   Recurring respiratory infections
E   Enduring cough that is new or different
A   Ache or pain in shoulder, back, or chest
T   Trouble breathing
H   Hoarseness or wheezing
E   Exhaustion, weakness, or loss of appetite

Other symptoms could include:

  • Swelling of neck and face
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Unexplained weight loss

What are some risk factors for lung cancer?

  • Smoking
  • Radon gas exposure
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Asbestos
  • Radiation
  • Pollution
  • Certain metals
  • Certain chemicals
  • Family history and genetics

For more information or to see if you qualify for no cost lung cancer screening, contact us by calling 410-535-5400, x343 or fill out this brief form to be contacted by a nurse:

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