Baptist Health South Florida and the American Lung Association have partnered to raise awareness for lung cancer screenings through “Saved by the Scan,” a public service advertising campaign aimed at educating Americans about the low-dose CT scan available to those at high risk for the disease.
The low-dose CT scan can detect lung cancer in its early stages, before symptoms arise, when the disease is more curable.
In 2014, Mark Dylewski, chief of general thoracic surgery at Baptist Health, and Juan Batlle, chief of thoracic imaging at Baptist Health, launched Baptist Health’s lung cancer screening program with the support of Dennis Bookshester.
Screening is available throughout Baptist Health. For eligible patients, Medicare and most private insurance companies cover the screening cost.
The South Florida “Saved by the Scan” comprehensive public awareness campaign includes a video public service announcement, digital and print advertisements, and social media.