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November is National

Lung Cancer Awareness

November is National

National Lung Cancer Awareness month is November, and it’s also the perfect time to see how far we’ve come in the fight against the number one cancer killer of men and women.

The good news is that according to American Cancer Society (ACS) data, more than 430,000 people alive today have been diagnosed with lung cancer at some point, and National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports show that lung cancer rates overall are down nationally and in Arizona. NCI trends show that the overall mortality (death) rate for lung cancer (lung and bronchus) rose steadily through the 1980s, peaked in the early 1990s, and has been slowly declining since 2001. In Arizona, according to the NCI, the annual lung cancer mortality rate is 38.5 deaths per 100,000, a decline of 2.7 percent over the five-year period from 2008 to 2012. The number of newly diagnosed cases in Arizona (lung cancer incidence) has remained stable over the same five-year period.

CT Lung Screening

Saves Lives

CT Lung Screening

In 1987, lung cancer surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, accounting for more deaths annually than colon, breast and prostate combined.

In light of these grim statistics, the fight against lung cancer may be taking another major step forward. Based on new evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — a government panel of health care experts that evaluates the latest scientific evidence on preventive services — has come out in support of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in current and former heavy smokers. The USPSTF based its recommendation on evidence from several studies, including a large, high-quality trial called the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) involving more than 50,000 people.

Throughout Arizona

The Northern Arizona Radiology offices are conveniently located on the first floor of the Physicians and Surgeons Building, just north of the hospital on the SE corner of Forest Ave and Beaver St. Free on-site parking is available. Please be aware that there are three (3) NAR offices. Check-in at the suite appropriate for the exam you are having performed. See below.

Suite 101, to the right as you enter the building: Mammography, Women’s Ultrasound, & Breast Biopsies

Suite 105, down the hall on the right as you enter the building: MRI

Suite 102, just to the left as you enter the building: X-Ray, General Ultrasound, CT, PET/CT, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine & Interventional procedures

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays by Scheduled Appointment.