Breathe Easy Mobile Lung CT

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. Those who are at highest risk for lung cancer and are ideal candidates for low dose CT screening include:

  • current or former smokers
  • people ages 50-80 who have smoked for 20 years (one pack per day or more)
  • people who quit smoking within the last 15 years

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.
  • 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, July 26, 2021, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 225 Clinton Avenue, Spring City, TN 37381
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Walker County Health Fair, 615 E Villanow St, LaFayette, GA 30728
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ingles Markets, US-41 & E Valley Rd, Jasper, TN 37347
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates, 1238 Taft Highway, Ste. 170, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
  • Monday, August 2, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2:00pm, Primary Healthcare Center -Trenton, 13570 N Main St. Trenton, GA 30752
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bradley Polk Walk-in Clinic,  119 Whitewater Drive, Ocoee, TN 37361
  • Friday, August 6, 2021, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Open Lung Screening Day, 2115 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Saturday, August 7, 2021, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Minority Health Fair, 328 Collins St, Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Monday, August 9, 2021, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Walmart, 16773 Rankin Avenue Dunlap, TN 37327
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bledsoe County Primary Health Center, 3625 Main Street Pikeville, TN 37367
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Walmart Health- Cartersville, GA, 101 Market Place Blvd SE, Suite B Cartersville, GA 30121
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Community Clinic of Shelbyville & Bedford County, Inc., 200 Dover St, Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Friday, August 13, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lowe's - Ft. Oglethorpe, 2215 Battlefield Pkwy Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • Monday, August 16, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Piggly Wiggly, 17619 TN-58 Decatur, TN 37322
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cleveland Family YMCA, 220 Urbane Road NE Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Saturday, August 21, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hamilton Family YMCA, 7430 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Monday, August 23, 2021, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Open Lung Screening Day, 2115 East 3rd Street Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River, 4138 Hixson Pike Chattanooga, TN 37415
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Whitwell Medical Plaza, Location: 13851 TN-28, Whitwell, TN 37397, USA
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Alexian Village, 437 Alexian Way Signal Mountain, TN 37377
  • Friday, August 27, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Homeless Health Care of Chattanooga, 730 East 11th St. Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Monday, August 30, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates - Spring City, 225 Clinton Avenue Spring City, TN 37381

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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