Lung Cancer Screening promotion for November
November is lung cancer awareness month and Health City Cayman Islands is offering its “Scan Earlier. Breathe Easier.” targeted lung health check program.
The campaign targets people who are:
- 50 years and older
- Have a history of smoking
- Current smokers and those who have quit within the last 15 years
People who meet the criteria will be provided a low-dose CT scan at Health City’s hospital at East End and a follow-up consultation with Health City’s lung health specialist, Dr. Archita Joshi-Bhatt the following week at Health City’s Camana Bay clinic. The cost for the scan and the consultation is only $50.
Screening is used to detect lung cancer at an earlier stage when there is more chance of a better outcome. A low-dose CT scan is a special kind of X-ray that takes multiple pictures as you lie on a table that slides in and out of the machine. A computer then combines these images into a detailed picture of your lungs. The scan takes only a few minutes and is not painful.
Appointments can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 640 4040. Bookings and appointments must be completed in November 2021 for the special rate to be applied.