Early detection saves lives

Lung cancer screening

CHI Memorial Chest and Lung Cancer Center at the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute diagnoses and treats lung cancer. To determine whether you have a high risk of developing lung cancer and may benefit from a lung cancer screening:

  • Age 50 or greater
  • Smoking history
  • Family history of cancer
  • Exposure to cancer causing agents (asbestos, diesel fumes, Radon, coal smoke, soot, etc.)

A low - dose computed tomography (CT) scan shows a 3 - D image of the lungs that is clearer and more detailed than regular x - rays, allowing doctors to diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stage, before there are any symptoms. Lung cancer symptoms do not usually occur until the cancer is advanced, and may include persistent cough, sputum streaked with blood, chest pain, voice change, worsening shortness of breath, and recurrent pneumonia or bronchitis.

  • CHI Memorial’s Breathe Easy mobile lung CT coach allows us to take low - dose CT lung screening out into our communities and reach people who may not have access or the opportunity to get this scan otherwise. This technology is the first of its kind in the Chattanooga region, and the only fully independent unit in the nation.
  • The low - dose CT lung cancer scan has been shown to improve survival by 20 percent according to The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Private insurance companies cover lung cancer screening for high - risk individuals. Medicare and Medicaid also cover lung cancer screening. In order to receive a lung cancer screening, you must have a doctor’s referral. If you feel that you are at risk, call your doctor and say you are interested in a low - dose CT scan.

The Breathe Easy mobile lung CT coach serves 11 counties in Tennessee, eight counties in North Georgia, and two counties in Northeast Alabama. Screenings will be offered at the locations listed below.

Breathe Easy Low-Dose Mobile Lung CT Screenings

  • Monday, October 26, 2020,  9 a.m. – 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 225 Clinton Avenue, Spring City, TN 37381
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020,  9 a.m. – 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates, 1238 Taft Highway, Ste. 170, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020,  9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Primary Healthcare Center, 205 Jenkins Road, Rossville, GA 30741
  • Friday, October 30, 2020, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 611 East Villanow Street, LaFayette, GA 30728
  • Thursday, November 4, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Ingles Market, Valley Plaza US 41 at East Valley Rd., Jasper, TN 37347
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Piggly Wiggly, 3508 Main Street, Pikeville, TN 37367
  • Friday, November 6, 2020, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Open Lung Screening Day, 2115 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Monday, November 9, 2020,  9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pink & Pearl Screening Day, Bradley County Health Department, 201 Dooley St. SE, Cleveland, TN 37311
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Crab Orchard Christian Church, 217 Wheeler Lane, Crab Orchard, TN 37723
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 4700 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, GA 30736
  • Friday, November 13, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Piggly Wiggly, 17619 TN-58, Decatur, TN, 37322
  • Monday, November 16, 2020, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cleveland Family YMCA, 220 Urbane Road NE, Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River, 4138 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Van Buren County High School, 337 Sparta Street, Spencer, TN 38585
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1291 E. Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303
  • Friday, November 20, 2020, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Guerry Heart and Vascular Center at CHI Memorial, 2601 Robbins Street, Chattanooga, TN 37406
  • Monday, November 23, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hamilton Family YMCA , 7430 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., City of Copperhill City Hall, 160 Main Street, Copperhill, TN 37317
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Polk Public Library, 126 Polk Street, Benton, TN 37307
  • Monday, November 30, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 225 Clinton Avenue, Spring City, TN 37381
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Health Force Primary Care, 16740 Rankin Avenue, Dunlap, TN 37327
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Primary Healthcare Center, Rossville Clinic at Fairview, 205 Jenkins Road, Rossville, GA 30741
  • Friday, December 4, 2020, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Open Lung Screening Day, 2115 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Monday, December 7, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Primary Healthcare Center, 13570 N Main St., Trenton, GA 30752
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Partners in Care, 5616 Brainerd Road, Ste. 108, Chattanooga, TN 37411
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bradley Polk Walk-in Clinic, 119 Whitewater Drive, Ocoee, TN 37361
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Community Clinic of Shelbyville & Bedford County, Inc., 200 Dover Street, Suite 203, Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Friday, December 11, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lowes Home Improvement, 1212 Cleveland Highway, Dalton, GA 30721
  • Monday, December 14, 2020, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging, 957 Boynton Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 210 Walmart Drive, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silver Tree Seniors, 5465 Highway 58, Chattanooga, TN 37416
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Franklin Cunty Public Library, 105 S Porter St., Winchester, TN 37398
  • Monday, December 21, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Homeless Health Care of Chattanooga, 730 East 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 1 - 6 p.m., Cleveland Family YMCA, 220 Urbane Road NE, Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Primary Healthcare Center, Rossville Clinic at Fairview, 205 Jenkins Road, Rossville, GA 30741

To register for a low-dose CT lung screening or to schedule the Breathe Easy Coach for an event, call (423) 495-5864 (LUNG).

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