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Pana Community Hospital Highlights Lung Cancer Screening Program

Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings are a safe guard for smokers. 

 

Pana Community Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Manager Cindy Miles says it’s a CT to aid in detecting lung cancer as early as possible in current or former heavy smokers. 

A Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening is a viable option for those between 50 and 77 years old that do not have symptoms of lung cancer who have at least 20 pack-years worth of smoking. 

 

Miles explains what a pack-year is along with some other insurance requirements. 

Miles says if you meet the requirements, most medicare and healthcare plans will cover this program. 

If you’ve survived lung cancer, this program will monitor you in case the cancer returns. Miles says to ask your doctor to see if this program is right for you. 

Learn more at panahospital.com. Miles appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.

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