NGMC cares for more almost 3,000 new cancer patients each year. That means our community has access to expert physicians and advanced cancer fighting technologies such as lung cancer screenings.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women, exceeding the number of deaths from breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Thanks to new screening options, the number of lung cancers found earlier, when most treatable, are increasing. NGMC offers qualifying patients access to these lung cancer screenings, as well as monitoring and treatment, if needed.
Who is at risk for lung cancer?
- Aged 50 to 77
- Active smoker or have smoked in the past 15 years
- 20 pack-year history (the number of packs per day times the number of years smoked must equal 20)
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Take the next step
If you believe you are at risk for lung cancer, it’s important to discuss your concerns with your primary care physician. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) offers lung cancer screening exams, which uses low-dose CT scans for earlier detection, when treatment for lung cancer is most successful.
Lung cancer screenings are covered by Medicare and other health insurance. Ask your primary doctor about lung cancer screenings and your eligibility. You can also call 770-219-1320 and speak to someone in our Patient Access Center who will help with scheduling an exam at one of our Imaging Centers.
NGMC’s Cancer Services are accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer – the highest level of accreditation possible.