WellStar Health System is reaching out to local military veterans to receive lung cancer and respiratory risk screenings during a one-day special event to honor these individuals who have served our country.
Screenings will be conducted at three locations in Cobb and Paulding counties from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, the day after Veteran’s Day, and are being made available thanks the the WellStar Foundation.
Veterans will receive a FREE respiratory risk assessment to screen for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and sleep disorders in addition to a lung cancer screening evaluation.
Those who meet the criteria for being at risk for lung cancer will be offered a low-dose lung CT scan for $49 (normally $199).
Military veterans, most of who are at a 25-50 percent higher risk for lung cancer than civilians due to smoking history and exposure to known carcinogens, including Agent Orange, should call 770-956-STAR to schedule the screenings at the Marietta, Acworth or Hiram locations.
Screening spaces are limited.
- WellStar Acworth Health Park: 4550 Cobb Parkway, Acworth
- WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center: 55 Whitcher Street, Marietta
- WellStar Paulding Imaging Center: 148 Bill Carruth Parkway, Hiram
Only 15 percent of lung cancers are diagnosed at an early, curable stage.