Taking Steps Towards a Healthier Future: Desert Radiology's Commitment to Lung Cancer Prevention & Screening

Lung cancer prevention goes beyond a single day of awareness and is something Desert Radiology champions year-round. By understanding the risk factors that contribute to its onset, DR looks to empower everyone in our community with the ability to make proactive choices.

Nearly every two and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. And according to the American Lung Association, lung cancer takes the lives of 356 people each day. These staggering statistics are a critical reminder about the importance of prevention and early detection.

Desert Radiology, the leading radiology and imaging provider in Southern Nevada, is committed to the cause and stands tall with its best-in-class care for lung cancer screening. Through state-of-the-art CT screening and outpatient procedures, Desert Radiology is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by lung cancer and paving the way for a healthier tomorrow.

The Best-in-Class Approach of Desert Radiology

Desert Radiology, a Radiology Partners Practice, is at the forefront of combating lung cancer with its comprehensive and compassionate care. With a proud 56-year history in Las Vegas, our experienced radiologists understand the crucial role of early detection and emphasize the significance of lung cancer screening using advanced CT technology. DR is committed to providing prompt, accurate and personalized care to each and every one of our community members.

CT lung cancer screenings aid in identifying potential abnormalities in the lungs at an early stage, even before symptoms. With this proactive approach, Desert Radiology aims to diagnose lung cancer in its earliest stages, providing patients with a higher chance of successful outcomes.

Embracing Education & Hope In Las Vegas

Our team’s unwavering dedication to offering the best-in-class care for the Las Vegas Valley’s imaging needs–including lung cancer prevention, screening–is a testament to their commitment to creating a healthier, cancer-free tomorrow.

There are several risk factors that may increase the chances of getting lung cancer, research has found. In the United State, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control, cigarette smoking is linked to about 80% to 90% of lung cancer deaths. Using other tobacco products such as cigars or pipes also increases the risk for lung cancer. The good news is that quitting smoking at any age can lower the risk of lung cancer. According to the CDC, people who quit smoking have a lower risk of lung cancer than if they had continued to smoke. However, it is still a higher risk compared to the risk for people who have never smoked.

Knowing the leading causes of lung cancer is key to helping lower the chances of getting it. According to the CDC, you can lower your risk of lung cancer by: Not smoking, avoiding secondhand smoke, having your home tested for radon, exercising caution at work and avoiding carcinogens–things that can cause cancer.