Call: 305-535-3434 to schedule your screening.
Mount Sinai Medical Center's lung cancer screening program aims to diagnose the disease in its earliest possible stage. Utilizing low-dose Computerized Tomography (CT) lung cancer screenings, Mount Sinai offers hope for survival through early detection for high-risk patients. When diagnosed early, more than 90 percent of lung cancers can be cured with prompt surgical intervention.
About Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women – responsible for more deaths each year than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. In the U.S., tobacco use still accounts for 87 percent of lung cancer deaths; and, smokers are up to 30 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers are. However, lung cancer in its early stages can have no symptoms. Hence, more than 85 percent of men and women diagnosed with lung cancer are found to be in a late stage of the disease.
Low-Dose CT Lung Screening
A Computerized Tomography (CT) lung scan is an efficient and painless exam. It combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images of your lungs, taken from different angles.
Mount Sinai is able to provide a low-dose lung screening because, as a Radiation Safety Provider, we have instituted safeguards to ensure the smallest amount of radiation dose exposure to patients undergoing testing. These safeguards help eliminate duplicate studies in the future and ensure that you receive the information you need with the least amount of exposure.
Who Should Be Tested?
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Task Force for Lung Cancer Screening and Surveillance released clinical guidelines recommending annual lung cancer screenings with low-dose CT for smokers and former smokers age 55 to 79 with a 30 pack-year history, or age 50 with a 20 pack-year history and additional risk factors.
Dr. Roy F. Williams, thoracic surgeon with Mount Sinai's Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, is one of only a few surgeons in the nation with experience in minimally invasive lung surgery. Mount Sinai is one of a select few hospitals in South Florida offering robotic-assisted lung surgery, which requires less time in the hospital and offers a quicker recovery. To learn more about Mount Sinai's lung screening program, or to schedule an appointment, please call 305-535-3434.