Community Stuff 12/23/13
Free Community Lung Cancer Screening
Initial Screening at Gloucester Police Department
January 6 and January 9th
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women worldwide; however, it is currently the only one of the top four deadliest cancers (lung, prostate, breast and colorectal) that is not screened for routinely.
Based on the published findings of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), Addison Gilbert Hospital, a member of Lahey Health, now have confirmation that we can save lives of people at high risk for developing lung cancer through CT screening.
While private insurers and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) do not currently cover low-dose CT lung screening, and most hospitals charge a self-pay of at least $350 for this screen, Addison Gilbert Hospital is determined to help bring awareness and accessibility of this testing to all people at high-risk at no charge.
Addison Gilbert Hospital will offer a FREE low-dose chest CT screening to any individual who meets the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) high-risk criteria. Persons between the ages of 50 and 74 who have
smoked at least an average of one pack per day for twenty years may meet these criteria and qualify for a free screening.
Those who would like to see if they meet the criteria for the screening may attend this event that will be held at the
Gloucester Police Department, 197 Main Street, Gloucester, Conference Room
Monday, January 6 and Thursday, January 9, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are not necessary.
For more info www.easternpointlithouse.com