Phoebe offers free cancer screenings - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Phoebe offers free cancer screenings

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S. Phoebe Putney wants to reduce the number of deaths in South Georgia through free cancer screenings. Doctors gathered Thursday night at Darton College where Phoebe leaders unveiled a new pilot program.  Participants will be screened by low-dose spiral CT to determine if they need any follow up care. 

In order to participate, you must be between the ages of 55 and 74.  You must be a current smoker or have quit within the past fifteen months.  And you must have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 or more years.

"If cancer is found at stage 3 or 4 you maybe have about 6 months to a year to live, if we catch it at stage 1 or 2 you will live 10 years or more," said Cathy D, amico, Lung navigator.

The lung watch program is funded by donations to the Phoebe foundation, the Southwest Georgia Area Health education center and the cancer coalition of South Georgia They only have space for about 200 people.  If you're interested in participating, talk with your physician who can refer you to the program.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • 2 Brooks Co. men found dead in pond

    2 Brooks Co. men found dead in pond

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:03 PM EST2018-02-21 19:03:12 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Officials with the Brooks County Sheriff's Office said that two men died Tuesday night.

    More >>

    Officials with the Brooks County Sheriff's Office said that two men died Tuesday night.

    More >>
  • 4 tax breaks you won't believe are real

    4 tax breaks you won't believe are real

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:22 PM EST2018-02-21 18:22:07 GMT
    Now that tax season is in full swing, many residents are looking for tax breaks to beef up their refund or reduce what they owe. Here are four quirky tax breaks you won't believe are real. (Source: Pixabay)Now that tax season is in full swing, many residents are looking for tax breaks to beef up their refund or reduce what they owe. Here are four quirky tax breaks you won't believe are real. (Source: Pixabay)

    Now that tax season is in full swing, many residents are looking for tax breaks to beef up their refund or reduce what they owe. Here are four quirky tax breaks you won't believe are real. 

    More >>

    Now that tax season is in full swing, many residents are looking for tax breaks to beef up their refund or reduce what they owe. Here are four quirky tax breaks you won't believe are real. 

    More >>
  • APD looks to identify Target shoplifting suspect

    APD looks to identify Target shoplifting suspect

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:01 PM EST2018-02-21 18:01:18 GMT
    According to police, a man came into the store on February 9 shortly after it opened and took 5 Fitbit watches. (Source: APD via Target surveillance footage)According to police, a man came into the store on February 9 shortly after it opened and took 5 Fitbit watches. (Source: APD via Target surveillance footage)

    The Albany Police Department is looking to identify a man they say took five Fitbit watches from Target. 

    More >>

    The Albany Police Department is looking to identify a man they say took five Fitbit watches from Target. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly