Mercy Medical Center Early Lung Cancer Action Program

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR LUNG CANCER?

event_EarlyLungCancerActionProgramIf you are aged 50 or older and have a history of smoking, as either a current or former smoker - or are aged 40 or older and never smoked, but have been exposed to second-hand smoke - you can receive two free CT scans as part of the Mercy Medical Center Early Lung Cancer Action Program (MMC-ELCAP)

Mercy Medical Center is participating in an international research study to test whether CT screening will help people at high risk for lung cancer by finding the cancer earlier.

The study is being conducted under the direction of Principal Investigator Dr. Gary Herzog, Medical Director of Radiology, along with Dr. Stewart Fox, Chief of Thoracic Surgery and his colleague Dr. Sharhriyour Andaz, with Dr. David Flomenhaft as research coordinator.

The program at Mercy offers an initial CT lung scan and one annual follow-up scan free of charge. Additional annual scans and any follow-up diagnostic testing recommended as a result of the screening would be your financial responsibility and should be covered by your insurance carrier. Results will be sent to you as well as your primary care physician with appropriate recommendations for follow-up.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are a current or former smoker age 50 or older OR
  • You are age 40 or older and never smoked but have been exposed to second-hand smoke

Further information is available on line at: www.ielcap.org

If you would like to participate, call for an appointment: 516-62MERCY