YRMC Launches Lung Cancer Screening and Care

by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Jul 13, 2017

Lung cancer can be cured if it’s discovered early

Current or past smokers who are worried about their risk for lung cancer now have lung cancer screening available at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC).

Lung Cancer Screening and Care – launched recently by YRMC – includes lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). These screenings produce detailed images of the lungs and may reveal extremely small nodules, an indication of lung cancer in its early stages.

“LDCT is for people before they begin to experience symptoms,” said Mary Sterling, Director of Imaging Services at YRMC. “Many lung cancers could be cured if they were discovered at this early stage.”

Sterling recommends speaking to your healthcare provider about LDCT if you have concerns about your smoking history and if you are:

  • 55 to 77 years old
  • A current smoker
  • A former smoker who quit in the last 15 years
  • Someone who has a smoking history of at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years

People whose first screening is clear will undergo another LDCT in 12 months. If an LDCT detects potential cancerous nodules, YRMC’s Lung Cancer Screening and Care provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and recovery services. The expert team – radiologists, pulmonologists, a procedural pulmonologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon – collaborate to ensure the best care plan for each person.

Lung Cancer Screening and Care at YRMC also includes a clinical navigator who is available to assist and support patients.

To find out if LDCT is right for you, speak to your physician. For information on Lung Cancer Screening and Care at YRMC call the clinical navigator at (928) 771-5454 or visit YRMC online at bit.ly/yrmc-lungcare.

LDCT is available at:

Imaging Services
7700 East Florentine Rd
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Prescott Medical Imaging
810 Whipple Street
Prescott, AZ 86301

Prescott Valley Medical Imaging
7700 East Florentine Rd
Building B, Suite 105
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314