Lung Cancer Screening Program
Piedmont Medical Center offers a potentially life-saving opportunity for current and former smokers to be screened for early detection of lung cancer. The goal is to help individuals who are at high risk for lung cancer receive a diagnosis and treatment
for their disease at an early stage when it is easier to treat and possibly cure.
What Is A Lung Cancer Screening?
Lung cancer screening looks for signs of lung cancer before you feel symptoms from the disease. Low-dose CT scan is the test now recommended to screen for lung cancer. Screening allows for earlier diagnosis and treatment, which may slow or even
stop cancer from progressing. Many lung cancer deaths can be prevented by screening high-risk people every year.
Why Is Lung Cancer Screening Important?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that over 221,200 people will be diagnosed with lung
cancer this year. Lung cancer has traditionally been undetectable until it has reached a late, often incurable stage. With advances in technology and cancer research, there are now proven and effective ways to screen for lung cancer at its earliest
Meet Our Navigator
Gay Wilson, BSN, RN
Gay Wilson, BSN, RN, Piedmont’s Lung Screening Patient Navigator, partners with your primary care physician and multi-specialty physicians to guide you through our comprehensive lung screening program. Beginning with risk identification and screening,
Gay ensures the management of your care is efficient, compassionate, individualized, and meets evidence based national guidelines.
Whether you are seeking a lung cancer screening, management of a new lung finding, or a new lung cancer is found, Gay tailors your plan with our expert team, educates and provides resources, and ensures continuity of care from the day you arrive in
our facility through long-term follow up.
She will walk you through your journey, every step of the way. We are committed to the fight against lung cancer and strive to provide you with any necessary resources if cancer is found.
Who Can Participate In The Lung Cancer Screening Program?
You may qualify for our CT Lung Screening Program if you:
- Are between ages 55-77
- Are a current smoker or have quit smoking in the last 15 years