As the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States, lung cancer claims more than 160,000 lives annually. Most of these deaths are related to the effects of cigarette smoking. Until recently, there has not been a proven method for early detection of lung cancer, so most lung cancers were diagnosed in later stages when they were more difficult to treat.
Today, patients with a history of cigarette smoking can benefit from reliable screening for early detection in the form of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. The Outpatient Imaging Departments at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Montgomery Memorial Hospital, Richmond Memorial Hospital and Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke Campus offer the Lung CT Screening.
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