Category: Health Screenings
Address: 1203 South Tyler Street, Covington, LA 70443
Lung Cancer Screenings are offered at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. The Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team at Mary Bird Perkins is aiming to reduce the number of cancer deaths by providing lung cancer screenings for high-risk individuals. When caught early, about 80 to 90 percent of lung cancer cases are curable, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. The Lung Team is composed of specialists to ensure the highest quality, individualized care for every patient.
Screenings are recommended for patients age 55-77 years who are asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung disease), with a tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years, and who are current smokers or have quit smoking within the last 15 years.
Screening tests are performed with a low-dose spiral CT. The CT scanner rotates around your body while you lie still on a table that passes through the center of the scanner. The screening CT can be performed with a single short breath-hold and takes about 7-15 seconds.
Your best chance at beating cancer is early detection. If you are at high risk for developing lunch cancer, consider getting a screening.
Contact: Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital
More Information: 985-898-4581