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Lung Cancer Screenings From NFMMC
One of the best possible ways to treat an illness is to take precautionary measures to both prevent it and to catch it early on if it does indeed develop. For this reason, there are a wide variety of different screenings that a person may complete at regular intervals to test for the presence of all kinds of serious illnesses, such as lung cancer.
What’s a Lung Cancer Screening Like?
The entire process is pretty simple. Patients will be asked to complete a LDCT scan, which stands for low-dose computed tomography. This is similar to a regular CT scan, though this particular imaging test is specially designed to use less radiation in order to produce a clear image of the individual’s lungs.
Who Should Complete a Lung Cancer Screening?
Generally, not everyone will require frequent visits to the doctor in order to perform a lung cancer screening.
These advanced imaging tests are often best suited for those with unique risk factors that increase their likelihood of developing lung cancer, such as:
- Current or former smokers
- Individuals 55 years of age or older
- Those with COPD
- Exposure to asbestos for a significant period of time
- A personal or family history of lung cancer
If you require a screening for lung cancer or would like to discuss your concerns about the condition with a specialist, please contact Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today.
SCHEDULE FOR LUNG SCREENING
Dr. Anthony Piccone, Roswell Park thoracic surgeon
Lunch Cancer Screening, Tuesdays from 1-4PM
Thoracic Center-Medical Office Building/Suite 703 (7th floor of parking ramp)
621 10th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
To make an appointment, call: 716-278-4597
Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS, Chair of Thoracic Surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, sees patients one half-day per week at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. A fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon, Dr. Yendamuri brings his expertise from Roswell Park, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in New York State, outside of New York City. Roswell Park is ranked among the top 3% of cancer hospitals nationwide.
Thoracic Center – Medical Office Building/Suite 703
621 10th St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14302