A recent Wall Street Journal article by Brianna Abbott highlights the importance of a specific test that could drastically reduce fatalities from the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths: lung cancer.
Despite being a deadly disease, early detection through CT scans can lead to more effective treatments and a significantly higher chance of survival. According to the American Lung Association, the five-year survival rate for early-detected lung cancer is around 56%, compared to just 5% for late-stage detection. However, only 16% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage.
Only 6% of eligible people are getting screened, a small fraction compared to the 60% of people eligible for breast and colorectal cancer screenings. Medical professionals and advocates are now pushing harder to expand lung cancer screening, including urging family doctors to recommend scans.
As part of our commitment to your health, we’ve been proudly offering this lifesaving test for many years as part of our comprehensive 100+ Longevity Care Membership.
Low dose lung CT screening is approved for our clients who have had extensive smoking history and, in addition, all of our clients benefit from chest/lung MRI screening as well.
We aim to raise awareness about the importance of this lung cancer screening and ensure that our clients like you and your family have easy access to this potentially lifesaving procedure.