If You Have Lungs, You Can Get Lung Cancer: African Americans & Lung Cancer
May 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
MAY 13: Screening, Early Detection, and Health Disparities
Participants will learn about lung cancer incidence, prevention, early detection, screening eligibility, and the benefits of screening. The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) lung cancer screening guidelines will be introduced. Physicians and other healthcare professionals will discuss patient support, reducing barriers to screening, and other resources to help with insurance coverage and costs.
Low-dose CT is a powerful tool that leads to increased detection of cancers at an earlier, more treatable stage, making it imperative that lung cancer screening with this imaging technique be provided to African American patients who so greatly need it and benefit from it.
- To understand the causes of lung cancer.
- To recognize the risk factors of lung cancer.
- To understand why health disparities exist in lung cancer detection and screening.
- To understand why screening is beneficial to detecting lung cancer early.
- To understand what the process for screening looks like from the patient’s perspective.