Holzer program celebrates 100th patient for 2016

GALLIPOLIS — Holzer Low Dose CT Scan recently had its 100th patient, Janice Ratliff, for 2016.

Holzer offers Low Dose CT Scan services in Gallipolis and Athens. The goal of screening is to detect lung cancer at a time when it is not causing symptoms and when treatment can be most successful.

Research has proven that screening is effective at increasing survival and quality of life. Individuals who are eligible to receive the low-dose CT Scan include patients age 55-77, and are smokers or who have quit within the last 15 years with a smoking history of at least 30 packs-years. Pack-years are calculated by multiplying the average number of packs of cigarettes a person smokes per day by the number of years a person has smoked.

Submitted by Holzer Health System.