In recognition of lung cancer awareness month, Ascension Genesys is offering a no-cost low dose CT screening of the lungs. The event will be Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ascension Genesys Ambulatory Imaging Center, 600 Health Park Blvd., Suite B (lower Level), in Grand Blanc. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women over the age of 55, exceeding colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Most cases occur with no symptoms. A low dose computerized tomography scan (known as CT) of the chest is one the simplest screening exams a person can have. It’s quick and easy, completely painless and results in a minimal amount of radiation exposure. Individuals eligible for the CT lung screenings must meet the following criteria:
• Be between the ages of 55 - 77
• Currently a smoker or have quit within the past 15 years
• Have, at minimum, a 30-plus pack year smoking history (i.e. 1 pack a day for 30 years, 2 packs per day for 15 years, etc.)
No appointment or early registration is necessary for the CT Lung Screening event. For more information, call (810) 715-0803, ext. 1356.