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Lung Screenings Save Lives

March 04, 2021

More than 150,000 Americans die from lung disease each year, according to the American Lung Association.

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer related deaths. Lung screening with CT scans can save lives by identifying lung cancer early.

Talk to your healthcare provider about screening if you are:

- Between the ages of 55 and 77

- Have at least a “30 pack-year” history of smoking (i.e. 1 pack a day for 30 years, 2 packs for 15 years)

- Currently smoking or quit within the past 15 years

Five-year cure rates for early lung cancer are as great as 85 percent.

If you think you meet the criteria, please talk to your doctor about making an appointment for screening at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn., Pequot Health Center in Groton, Conn. or Westerly Hospital Diagnostic Imaging in Westerly, RI.

For more information, contact Karen Geary, Lung Screening Program Coordinator at 860-271-4273.

Learn more about our Tobacco Treatment Service for Lung Screening Patients. This is a research opportunity for people between 55-77 years old who are interested in quitting smoking. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 860-271-4273.

Submitted by Emily Montemerlo on March 05, 2021