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Free Lung Screening: Oklahoma. Studies show that CT screenings can lower the risk of lung cancer fatalities. *Please share* with people you know in OK.

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The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma (CCSO) are excited to offer FREE lung cancer screenings at all three Cancer Center locations!

The low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening is a new service offered by the CCSO. LDCT is a special CT of your lungs that can pick up very small lung abnormalities. Studies by the National Lung Screening Trial show that a lung screening can lower the risk of death from lung cancer by 20 percent in people who are high risk.

To qualify for a free LDCT lung screening, you do not need to be a current patient, but certain criteria must be met and an order from your primary care physician must be received to schedule an appointment. If you don't have a primary care physician, the staff of the CCSO will assist you in finding one.

According to Debbie McDonald, Tumor Board Registrar for the CCSO, five free screenings have been performed at the Lawton location and four have come back positive for cancer.

"This CT has the ability to catch lung cancer at a very early stage, before symptoms even develop," said McDonald. "We are all very excited. This screening can save lives!"

The LDCT lung screening exam is one of the easiest screening exams you can have. It takes less than 10 seconds! Even better, no medications are given and no needles are used. You can eat before and after the exam and you don't even need to get changed, as long as the clothing on your chest does not contain metal.

If you think you meet the criteria, call 877.231.4440, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM to complete a screening questionnaire.

- See more at: http://www.ccmhonline.com/free-lung-scr ... LwZBQ.dpuf

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