WVU Cancer Institute host lung cancer screening for those who have struggled with smoking

Monongalia and Preston

WVU Cancer Institute hosted a lung cancer screening program to provide screenings for current and former smokers at the WVU Medicine Outpatient Center. 

Eligible high-risk patients received a low-dose C-T scan to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages. The appointment included a comprehensive history, physical exam, same-day scheduling of the IDCT and smoking cessation counseling.

“If these patients are found to have a positive screening, meaning they have a lung audio then we have a very robust, robotic lung cancer surgery program where these patients get a segment of their lung removed and most of them usually go home. 98% go home within two days,” said Dr. Ghulam Abbas, surgical director of thoracic oncology at the WVU Cancer Institute.

For more details on the lung cancer screening program you can visit http://wvumedicine.org/lungcancerscreening.  

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