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LungWatch Tests Individuals Who May Be at Risk For Lung Cancer

To be a candidate for lung cancer screening, all criteria below must be met:

  • Age 50 – 77 years
  • Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
  • Smoking history of at least 20 pack-years
  • Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years

Detecting Lung Cancer Before Symptoms Appear

Lung cancer can go undiagnosed for years without noticeable symptoms. Typically, people may not know they have lung cancer until symptoms appear, and then it is often too late. If detected early lung cancer can be treated more successfully, potentially prolonging life. LungWatch is a screening program that assesses risk factors to determine if an individual should be screened regularly for lung cancer.

With the knowledge gathered from screening risk factors, a spiral CT scan may be recommended. This scan can detect nodules on the lungs. If needed, cases are referred to a LungWatch navigator and presented at the lung tumor conference where a comprehensive team of medical professionals will determine a plan of care. Support groups and social workers are also available.

For more information about 
LungWatch, please call: 229-312-5753

Ask your primary care doctor about the LungWatch program today or call 229-312-5753 to learn more about your eligibility for Phoebe Cancer Center’s LungWatch program.