Through the CBCC Foundation for Community Wellness, free cancer screenings for colon, skin, prostate, and breast cancer are offered to the community at various times throughout the year.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death for men and women, outnumbering colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. If you are, or were a heavy smoker, you could be unaware that you are living with lung cancer.
Lung cancer usually does not present any symptoms till it is somewhat advanced, and only 15% of lung cancers are diagnosed in early stage, and often during chest x-rays for other reasons. Early stage lung cancer is not only treatable, but often curable. If you are 55-74 years old or over 50 with a family history of lung cancer, you may qualify for free lung cancer screening.
Lung Cancer Screening is now covered by Medicare Part B and all major insurances.
To find out if you qualify, or for more information call our Patient Navigation team at (661) 865-2573.