Realizing that together we are better, West Cancer Center is dedicated to providing patients - and medical professionals - with the information, training and resources necessary to ensure complete transparency in the treatment of cancer. 

Do you think you may be at risk for lung cancer?

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At West Cancer Center, we know that a healthy lifestyle and regular screenings are paramount for cancer prevention. Our Lung Screening Program provides low-dose CT screening services to current and former smokers, allowing for early detection of lung cancer at its earliest stage, when treatment is most effective.

Screening is recommended for individuals that meet the criteria of the National Cancer Institute’s Lung Cancer Screening Program. For more information, please contact 901.609.3520.

 

Am I eligible for West Cancer Center’s lung screening program?

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Screening is recommended for individuals that meet the criteria of the National Cancer Institute’s National Lung Cancer Screening Trial. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Individuals between the ages of 55 through 77 years old
  • Have a 30 pack-year history of smoking (meaning one pack per day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years, etc.)
  • Current smoker, or have quit within the last 15 years

 

Quick Facts: Lung Cancer Awareness

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States
  • Symptoms of lung cancer usually do not appear until the disease reaches an advanced stage
  • Yearly lung screenings with low-dose CT has been shown to save lives by finding lung cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most effective

 

How do I schedule my lung cancer screening?

If you meet the guidelines outlined above, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today. Please contact your primary healthcare provider or Suzie Glass at 901.609.3520 or [email protected]

 

 Where can I receive a screening?

Low-dose CT screening services are available at any of the Methodist Healthcare Screening and Diagnostic Centers.

 

Smoking Cessation

Good health involves no smoking, an annual physical exam, and continued screenings as recommended. If you need help to quit smoking, please contact our Smoking Cessation Program at 901.448.2918.

 

Your Health and Wellness

At West Cancer Center, we know that a healthy lifestyle and regular screenings are paramount for cancer prevention. As an example of our dedication to the overall health of the Mid-South community, we offer a variety of cancer screenings and health programs at our facilities. Click on the links below for more information.