RIVERSIDE OFFERS LUNG SCREENING

Riverside Health System has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably can save tens of thousands of lives a year by finding lung cancer early when it is most treatable and even curable. Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to provide clear information on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening based on current evidence and to comply with comprehensive standards reflecting best practices developed by professional bodies. While the lung cancer screening is not meant for all patients, it is used for patients who are considered high risk. Any patient who has smoked one pack of cigarettes per day for 30 years or more, and is above 55 years of age, is still smoking or quit in the last 15 years, could qualify for lung cancer screening.