Lung Cancer Screenings
“During a routine check-up, my dad’s doctor recommended a lung cancer screening since he had smoked for many years and had a family history of the disease. Of course, I was nervous what they might find. All I wanted was for him to walk me down the aisle and be a grandfather one day. Our family was so proud and thankful he had the courage to get screened and confront the unknown. I’ll always admire him for the strength he had to be proactive about his health. Because of a simple CT lung scan, he caught his cancer early and IS STILL ALIVE TODAY.” – Sarah Kleinpeter
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer
deaths in Louisiana.
Our Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team is aiming to reduce the number of cancer deaths by providing lung cancer screenings for high-risk individuals. When caught early, about 80 to 90 percent of lung cancer cases are curable, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. The Lung Team is comprised of specialists to ensure the highest quality, individualized care for every patient.
1. Learn the Risk Factors
People with a history of cigarette smoking have a high risk of lung cancer. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of possible lung cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may also increase your risk.
2. Contact the Lung Cancer Screening Clinic
Your best chance at beating cancer is early detection. If you are over 50, consider getting a lung screening. For more information, please call the Lung Cancer Screening Clinic at (225) 215-0200.
3. Be Screened
The screening test is performed with a low-dose spiral (helical) CT. The CT scanner rotates around your body while you lie still on a table that passes through the center of the scanner. The CT scan provides detailed images of the inside of your body, made by a computer that combines the x-ray images taken from different angles. The screening CT can be performed with a single short breath-hold and takes about 7-15 seconds. Click here to view
Lung Cancer Screening Clinic
Dr. Brad Vincent
Lung Screening Participant Story
2015 National Lung Cancer Awareness Month Events:
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Join us for two local events in observance of this awareness month, sponsored by Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Mary Bird Perkins -- Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and the Lung Cancer Alliance:
Events will be held at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave.
Please RSVP to (225) 927-2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.