KentuckyOne CT Lung Cancer Screenings Success
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
KentuckyOne Health CT Lung Cancer Screenings provide great service to our communities by detecting Lung Cancer and diseases early in patients. View the latest highlights!
CT Lung Screening highlights:
- KentuckyOne Health now provides CT Lung Cancer Screenings at 20 different locations, the newest one being Winchester, KY.
- Saint Joseph London and London Imaging have scheduled almost 300 patients so far with 3 lung cancers found.
- The Central/ Eastern market has screened 65% of the total KentuckyOne Health CT lung screenings so far.
- 28% of patients screened have significant emphysema/COPD and 11% have coronary artery disease.
The 3 zip codes producing the greatest number of CT lung screenings in 2017:
- 40403 (Berea: 122)
- 40353 (Mt Sterling: 89)
- 40004 (Bardstown: 87)
To compare (2016 final totals):
Food for Thought:
- 40004 (Bardstown: 99)
- 40741 (London: 66)
- 40353 (Mt Sterling: 63)
In 2016, the screenings resulted in finding 34 lung cancers and 7 non-lung cancers in 1,762 patients; that represents a cancer found in every 43 patients screened in 2016. Interestingly, the greatest concentration of cancer was found in Flaget Memorial and Medical Center Jewish South (22 miles apart). Both facilities totaled 13 cancers (12 lung, 1 non-lung), signifying over one-third of all cancers found throughout the CTLS program for 2016.
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