The Levine Cancer Institute’s new Lung Cancer Screening Bus came to the Community Free Clinic on Tuesday to provide lung cancer screenings to local, uninsured patients. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women nationwide. To help find this disease at an earlier and more treatable stage, Levine Cancer Institute developed the Lung B.A.S.E.S. 4 Life program to bring screening, education and care to those who need it most.
“Our partnership with the Lung Bus has been in place since October 2017,” says Nancy Litton, Executive Director of the Community Free Clinic. “We host them as the Clinic about four times each year and the program is growing!”
The Lung Bus saw about 20 patients at the Community Free Clinic during it’s visit yesterday and will be returning on April 28-29, 2021.
To qualify for a free screening, you must:
- Be between the ages of 55 and 77
- Be uninsured or have Medicaid coverage
- Have a 30 pack-year smoking history (This equals 1 pack a day for 30 years or 2 packs a day for 15 years)
- Currently smoke or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
- You do not need to be a Atrium Health patient
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact: 980-442-3300 or LCIOutreach@AtriumHealth.org
Click here for more information about the Lung Cancer Screening Bus.