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Benefits of Early Diagnosis
• Potential earlier diagnosis of lung cancer allows for earlier treatment.
• Earlier treatment is proven to increase survival rates to as high as 92 percent.
• Getting screened gives you less anxiety than “watchful waiting.”
• Lung screening is a minimally invasive procedure.
Lung cancer is known as the “silent killer.” Lung cancer can develop without symptoms early in the disease. Most cases of lung cancer are found in later stages in the absence of any symptoms.
Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other type of cancer. Early detection is key to eliminating potential life threatening lung health problems, including cancer. CT lung screening is proven to aid in finding lung cancers in their earliest stages, when more than 80% of cases can be cured and increases the chance of survival from 15% to as high as 92%.
If you’re a current or former smoking, getting a low-dose CT lung screening at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center gives you the power to safeguard your health.