Paula knew that, as a smoker, she was at risk for cancer, but didn’t know there was a simple screening that can help detect lung cancer early, when it’s still treatable. Fortunately her primary care doctor did, and recommended she get a CT lung scan.
Current and former smokers have 25 times the risk of developing lung cancer compared to non-smokers.
Every year, lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. And not only is it the #1 cancer killer, lung cancer is the nation’s second highest overall cause of death
Roper St. Francis’ affordable new lung cancer screenings will help save lives. It’s early November and the pink ribbons so prevalent throughout October are still hanging around. But here’s a chilling fact: breast cancer is NOT the number one cancer killer for women. Lung cancer is.
“I made the mistake of asking my oncologist about my survivability,” she said. “Don’t ever do that. He told me I had a 50 percent chance of being dead in a year and a half.” That was the lowest point for Ranaee Janis of Chapin, S.C.
When James’ wife encouraged him to see a doctor about a lingering illness, he found out he had lung cancer. Learn more about James’ journey at Roper St. Francis and what inspired him to keep fighting.