Regular Lung Cancer Screening Is Essential | Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in Hong Kong. In 2018, 3,853 people died from lung cancer, accounting for 26.7% of all cancer deaths. The high mortality rate of lung cancer is because its initial signs are not obvious, and it is usually too late by the time of discovery.
In addition, there is a misconception that lung cancer is related to smoking habits only and non-smokers will rarely get lung cancer. In fact, we are often exposed to many risk factors in our daily lives, such as second-hand smoke, air pollution and dust, etc., which may cause lung cancer. Also, a lot of patients who have never smoked, have no family history, and are under the age of 30, are diagnosed with lung cancer.
Low dose lung CT scan is recommended for lung cancer screening. Compared with traditional X-ray, Low dose lung CT scan can show early-stage lung cancer and reveal lung abnormalities in detail, which may be too small to be detected by traditional X-ray. The smaller the tumor is detected; the less likely the cancer cells will spread to other parts of the body, which means more treatments are available and will lead to higher survival rate. National Cancer Institute has found that there is 20% mortality rate reduction in patients who have regularly undergone low dose lung CT scan.
IMC has launched some lung health check offers to help you prevent lung disease! Lung Cancer Screening (Special Price：$1,380 | List Price：$2,650) Plan includes:
Terms and Conditions: - This offer is valid until 30 September 2021. - This offer is valid for customers aged 18 or above, except pregnant women. - This offer includes CT Low Dose Lung and pre & post GP consultation. - This offer must be used within the promotion period. - This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offers. - All plans are not for the purpose of medical diagnosis or treatment. - Prices are subject to change without prior notice. - All packaged items are fixed. In case there are any test items in the above programmes being declined or not conducted due to any reason, there will be no refund nor exchange for such items. - If this service cannot be performed due to special reasons of force majeure, International Medical Centre reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this activity or change the equivalent service. - International Medical Centre reserves the right to make final decisions on all activities, including changing the terms and conditions of the activities, discounts and other arrangements without prior notice.