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Lung Cancer Screening

Posted on November 17, 2017 by Robert Korst, M.D., Chief, Oncology Surgical Services and Thoracic Surgery, The Valley Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women. Treatment for lung cancer can be highly successful if the tumor is detected in its earliest stages, before there are any signs or symptoms of the disease. 
Screening with a low-dose CT scan can identify small nodules or other abnormalities in your lungs. Finding a problem at an early stage, before there are symptoms, may make it easier to treat.
Currently, lung cancer screening is recommended for those who are between the ages of 55-80, have an extensive smoking history, and are current smokers or have quit in the past 15 years. 
The Valley Hospital offers CT screening for lung cancer as part of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP). The scan will be performed at The Valley Hospital and only takes about 15 or 20 minutes. For more information and to request an opportunity to be considered for lung cancer screening, please call 201-634-5792 or fill out our online appointment request form.


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