New Test for Lung Cancer
The lung cancer screening program is a joint effort by Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and University Health. With low-dose CT scanning, if a spot or lesion is discovered in the lung, there are a wide range of tests that can confirm lung cancer. Patients also have access to state-of-the-art techniques that are not available anywhere else in North Louisiana.
Interested patients can either make their own appointment or be referred by their healthcare provider. Our program follows the national guidelines for lung cancer screening eligibility. You must:
- Be between the ages of 55-77 years old
- A cigarette smoker who has smoked the equivalent of one pack a day for 30 years, or two packs a day for 15 years
- A former smoker that has quit smoking within the past 15 years
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men and women, as well as the most common cause of cancer deaths. It makes up more than a quarter of all cancer-related deaths. Early detection of lung cancer can significantly improve a person’s chance of survival.
To make an appointment, you can call (318) 813-4006. For more information, please visit the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center website at www.feistweiller.org.