Baptist Health Richmond to offer lung cancer screenings on Saturday, Nov. 11
Richmond, KY (November 2, 2023) – Lung cancer is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. There are no symptoms in the early and most curable stages of the disease. With early detection and prompt surgical treatment, the cure rate is 92 percent. In observance of National Lung Cancer Screening Day, Baptist Health Richmond is offering patients the opportunity to schedule their low-dose lung CT screening on Saturday, Nov. 11. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and Kentucky.
“A low dose CT scan is like a mammogram for your lungs,” said Vickie Frisby, RN, Baptist Health Richmond Oncology Nurse Navigator. “Baptist Health Richmond is hosting this event to bring awareness about lung cancer and the importance of being scanned. This test is still very new, and many patients aren’t aware that it is available to them.”
Are you eligible to be screened?
- Patients must be 50-80 years old.
- Currently smoke or have quit in the past 15 years.
- Have at least a 20 pack-year smoking history.
Appointments for the low-dose lung CT screenings are limited. Patients who meet the criteria will need a doctor’s order for the painless and non-invasive test. To find a provider, visit BaptistHealth.com/Richmond.
To receive counseling about how to quit smoking, contact the Baptist Health Richmond Ambulatory Care Clinic at 859.408.2919.
For more information about lung cancer low-dose CT screenings, contact Vickie Frisby, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, at 859.408.2022.