Screen your lungs at Advanced Body Scan. It could save your life.
Secondhand smoke, environmental factors and of course, smoking – In the United States, about 225,000 people per year are diagnosed with lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women.
However, early lung cancer detection and prevention is changing the way doctors diagnose and treat the condition, thus saving lives. A lung scan at Advanced Body Scan in Oklahoma City may detect cancerous and suspicious masses before they become life-threatening.
A low dose CT scan at Advanced Body Scan is an excellent means of early detection of lung cancer, emphysema, aneurysm of the aorta and other lung ailments. CT screening for lung cancer in a recent study increased the long-term survival rate to 82 percent. This is remarkable as the survival rate is usually less than 15 percent, when diagnosed by chest X-rays alone.
Through a body scan, doctors can detect early cancerous conditions and small tumors. At this initial stage, patients can be treated with less invasive methods.
Don’t wait until you exhibit symptoms! The five-year survival rate is only 15 percent, according to the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association. The majority will die from this disease if they wait for symptoms to manifest in the body.
Lung cancer prevention: You can help lower your risk
- Don’t smoke. Smoking causes about 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80 percent of lung cancer deaths in women in the United States.
- Avoid secondhand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free.
- Get your home tested for radon and other cancer-causing materials, including dust and airborne pollutants. Health and safety guidelines in the workplace can help workers avoid carcinogens—things that can cause cancer.
Consider your risk factors
- Family history – Do you have family members who had early onset lung cancer or other cancers?
- Exposure to silicate fibers such as asbestos – Both lung cancer and mesothelioma (a type of cancer of the pleura or of the lining of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum) are associated with exposure to asbestos.
- Smokers and secondhand smokers – If you have ever been a smoker – and most certainly if you still smoke – treat yourself to a lung scan at Advanced Body Scan. Current data shows that, when caught early enough, the survival rate for lung cancer is very high. By the time anything shows up on a standard chest X-ray, it is often too late. One visit with our FDA-approved GE Optima CT scanner could save your life!
- Prolonged exposure to environmental toxins, fumes, chemicals. Did you work in a place where you suspect you may have been breathing unhealthy air? Check your lungs with a lung scan.
If you fall into any of these groups, consider getting a body scan screening. A lung scan may detect pre-cancerous masses before they become life-threatening. Contact us today.
Did you know that lung cancer can cause more deaths than the next three deadliest cancers combined? (GE Healthcare). Chances are you know a family member, a friend or a c0-worker who has experienced the debilitating effects of lung cancer. Luckily, there are new technologies providing solid hope.
Advanced Body Scan has partnered with GE Healthcare to implement new, low-dose CT lung cancer screenings. With both Advanced Body Scan and GE Healthcare’s track record of success, this state-of-the-art CT technology provides the Oklahoma City metro community a crucial edge against this deadly disease.
According to GE’s website:
“National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) showed a compelling 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality using low-dose CT screenings in high risk patients, prompting the approval for screening reimbursement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).”
Those numbers are noteworthy.
With GE Healthcare, Advanced Body Scan is now able to assist both physicians and patients with their lung cancer screening advancements. Since procedural guidance is crucial to the medical profession, GE’s low-dose CT lung cancer screening protocols function in tandem with the CT system and the recommendation of governmental and professional medical organizations. Through utilizing this low-dose CT lung cancer screening program, Oklahoma patients and physicians alike are able to wage a worthy war against lung cancer. Advanced Body Scan knows that these medical accomplishments should not be taken lightly, which is why its team of trained, certified experts are now able utilize these technological advances by providing GE Healthcare’s state-of-the art, low-dose CT lung cancer screenings to its patients.
Call Advanced Body Scan today and begin your journey to a healthier, happier you.