Getting screened for lung cancer could save your life.
This month, we are celebrating Lung Cancer Awareness by sharing news and information related to lung cancer and pulmonary health. Having a CT screening can help identify lung cancer in its early stages, when it’s most treatable.
Locations for Lung Cancer Screening at WakeMed
WakeMed is proud to offer low-dose CT lung cancer screenings to eligible, high-risk patients at our imaging locations in:
- Brier Creek
- Southeast Raleigh
- North Raleigh
Who Should be Screened for Lung Cancer
To qualify for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be between 55 and 77 years old
- Be asymptomatic (showing no signs or symptoms of lung disease)
- Have a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (1 pack a day for 30 years, or 2 packs a day for 15 years)
- Currently smoke or have quit within 15 years
- Have a physician’s referral
Talk to your primary care physician about your risk for lung cancer as well as the potential benefits of early testing.
About WakeMed Physician Practices Pulmonology
WakeMed Physician Practices – Pulmonology offers a broad range of services and outpatient treatment to enhance the quality of life and respiratory health for patients with pulmonary conditions.
From asthma to COPD and sleep apnea to more complex lung and respiratory diseases – our team of board-certified providers is dedicated to providing exceptional care and surgical procedures. Visit our Pulmonology page on our website to learn more.