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Beebe Healthcare Offering Saturday Appointments for National Lung Cancer Screening Day

Beebe Healthcare is offering Saturday appointments for lung cancer screenings at two locations on Saturday, Nov. 11, as part of National Lung Cancer Screening Day.

Beebe is joining the statewide effort and is offering screenings at two locations, the Rehoboth Health Campus and Millville Health Center. Thoracic surgeon Marissa Amaral, MD, will be on-site to meet with those who are screened in Rehoboth. Robin Weems, PA-C, Beebe’s Pulmonary Nodule Program Coordinator, will be available in Millville. A physician referral is required to be screened.

Patients may be eligible if they are:

  • Between the ages of 50 and 80
  • Currently a smoker
  • A previous smoker who quit within the past 15 years
  • Someone with at least a 20 pack-year history

Smoking-year history is calculated based on the number of cigarettes smoked per day, multiplied by the number of years of smoking. For example, if someone smoked two packs of cigarettes per day for 10 years, they would have a 20 pack-year history.

If you or a loved one are eligible and would like to schedule an appointment, please contact your primary care physician and request a referral. With a referral, patients can call 302-645-3278 to schedule the lung cancer screening appointment for Nov. 11. Please mention you want to be screened as part of this event when you call.

Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer and is expected to claim the lives of 127,000 Americans this year. Screening leads to early detection, and early detection leads to increased survival rates.