Registration open for free lung cancer screenings

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JANS – Registration is now open for the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute’s free lung cancer screening event on Saturday, Nov. 11 for qualifying uninsured and underinsured participants. Registration will close Nov. 3.

Screenings will be scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the CCRI located in the Jackson Medical Mall.  The event seeks to offer patients an easy and painless screening that can spot lung cancer before symptoms begin.

The screening is recommended for the following: individuals ages 50 to 77; cigarette smokers or former cigarette smokers who have quit within the past 15 years; and individuals with a smoking history of at least 20 pack years. (Packs of cigarettes smoked per day x number of years smoked. For example, 1 pack a day for 20 years, or 2 packs a day for 10 years.)

Members of the thoracic oncology team will be onsite to discuss findings or questions regarding follow-up care.

Appointments for the screening event are required. Call 601-984-LUNG (5864) and choose option 1 to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

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Registration open for free lung cancer screenings

By Jackson Advocate News Service
October 30, 2023