Heavy smokers of a certain age may qualify for no-cost annual lung cancer screenings through Medicare or their private insurance companies.
Although lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the US, if found early enough, it can be cured. St. James Parish Hospital’s Radiology Department offers low-dose CT lung cancer screenings locally.
St. James Parish Hospital offers Chronic Care Management to help Medicare patients with two or more chronic conditions. Rather than simply treating patients experiencing complications, our goal is to help patients better manage their care to reduce complications and emergencies in order to remain as healthy and functional as possible.