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  • Lung Cancer Screening

  • Looking for Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is the deadliest of all cancers, but an annual screening can lower the death rate significantly.

    The screening, a computed tomography scan using low doses of radiation (called a low-dose CT scan), helps detect lung cancer at earlier stages, when it is more treatable. Eighty percent of people whose cancer was detected early through this screening lived 10 or more years, according to studies by the National Cancer Institute. In comparison, fewer than 15 percent of patients whose lung cancer is detected at advanced stages live five years after diagnosis.

    The Centura Health Cancer Network, the only accredited cancer network in Colorado, is now offering this screening at all of its facilities, including St. Thomas More Hospital.

    Who should be screened?
    A current or former smoker (one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years), meeting these criteria, is eligible for screening through the Centura Lung Screening Program:

    • Smoked for at least 20 years
    • Must be at least 50 years of age
    • Cannot have a history of cancer
    • Must have a primary care physician
    • Must show no symptoms of cancer



  • Are you eligible for this screening?

    To find out please call 719-285-2075.

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