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CT Lung Cancer Screenings at Trinitas Saves Lives

Traces of Cancer can often be detected within seconds

Trinitas Regional Medical Center offers a screening program to help identify lung cancer in its early stages. The low-dose, non-invasive CT scan takes about 30 seconds to complete before the test is reviewed by a board certified radiologist, a report is written and the results are sent to your doctor.

Gary S. Horan, President & CEO, FACHE, says, “More people die of lung cancer than breast, colon and prostate cancers added together, making early detection critical. This screening is designed to save lives and we encourage qualifying patients to take advantage of this program.”

According to Lung.org, lung and bronchus cancer is responsible for the most deaths of any other cancer with 135,720 people expected to die from the disease. To put it into perspective, that is nearly three times the 53,200 deaths from colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer death.

Partially based on results from a large randomized National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), indicating that low-dose CT scans reduced lung cancer mortality in high-risk individuals by up to 20 percent, the United States Preventive Services Task Force is recommending annual lung cancer screenings for more people than ever before.

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About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center was established in 2000 following the consolidation of Elizabeth General Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital. Trinitas, a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 12 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing, breast health, seniors healthcare, women's healthcare and sleep medicine.

Posted: April 8, 2021

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