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2012 Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Implementation of new Colorado Healthy Lung Screening Program promises increased odds of survival for high risk individuals.
ENGLEWOOD, CO (September 20, 2012) – The Centura Health Cancer Network recently implemented a new screening program aimed at early lung cancer detection. The Colorado Healthy Lung Program consists of an initial screening to determine patient eligibility as well as subsequent yearly low-dose CT scans for a three year period to detect lung cancer in its earliest stages.
This program highlights Centura Health’s commitment to providing the best in medical care, and nurturing a healthier and brighter future for Colorado. In keeping with the mission of Centura Health and its affiliates, this new initiative will better protect those high risk patients and ensure they receive the care they need without undergoing unnecessary testing and procedures.
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About Centura Health Cancer Network
Centura Health’s integrative approach to fighting cancer brings together conventional tools such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy with complementary therapies including nutritional support, mind-body medicine, physical therapy, pain management and spiritual support. Our comprehensive statewide cancer network brings together the best and brightest minds in cancer care, armed with leading edge technologies and capabilities that offer a complete array of services, connecting patients with all types of cancers and blood disorders to the most advanced care available in Colorado. In addition, our four accredited cancer centers share their expertise and resources to improve cancer care. For information on Centura Health Cancer Network or any of our facilities, please visit www.centura.org.
About Centura Health
Centura Health, Colorado’s health care leader, is focused on connecting Coloradans to affordable, world-class care in every corner of the state. Centura Health’s integrated statewide network includes 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life® Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Approximately 15,100 of the best hearts and minds in medicine, along with 6,000 physician partners, have access to the most technologically advanced tools available. For Coloradans, this means the top expertise and technology is right where you need it – close to where you are. We reach beyond hospital walls to connect with people at every stage of life to bring them life-enriching compassion and life-affirming hope; Connections that only Centura Health can make. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.