Pulmonologist Scott Skibo with Haywood Regional presents Improving Lung Cancer Webinar

March 19, 2018

Lung Direct, an enterprise software for customizable support to lung screenings, announces a free webinar “Improving Lung Cancer Survival in the Community Setting: Nodule Management, Screening and Program Development” featuring Scott Skibo, pulmonologist with Haywood Regional Medical Center, on Friday March 23 at 1 p.m.

When Scott Skibo joined the LifePoint family at Haywood Regional in February 2017, his major focus was to grow the lung screening program and build a pulmonary incidentaloma clinic. To date, Haywood Regional has screened more than 400 high risk patients and built a busy nodule clinic.

“I am thrilled with where we have come in the program. Beating the odds, finding cancer earlier, and building a program to fully support our patients, has been a remarkable process to be a part of,” says Skibo.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and 85 percent of cases occur in cigarette smokers. Studies show that lung CT scans using low doses of radiation can effectively detect lung cancer in its earliest stages and most importantly, lower your risk of dying from lung cancer. The low-dose lung screenings available at Haywood Regional also take very little time, are painless, and non-invasive. You may be considered high-risk if you are: between the ages of 55 and 77, have a smoking history of 30 packs years (1 pack per day for 30 years), or currently a smoker or have quit in the last 15 years.

To register for the webinar please visit https://lungdirect.com/webinar/. For more information about lung cancer screenings at Haywood Regional, please visit MyHaywoodRegional.com/LungScreening or call 828.452.8929.