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Why Get Screened

Several reasons an Early Lung Cancer Screening might be right for you.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women.

Lung cancer causes more deaths a year than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.

If you are a smoker, you are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You could catch cancer early, when it's most treatable - Low-dose CT lung scans, with their 3-dimensional imaging, enable the diagnosis of lung cancer at earlier and more treatable stages.

Knowledge is power - If lung cancer is detected at an early stage, there are many more effective treatment options. It makes sense to know NOW.

If you are still smoking, this is an opportunity to quit before it's too late, with education and support provided onsite at Northwest Community Hospital.

Someone you love is worried about your health.

Don't wait. The time to know is now.

Catch cancer early, when it's most treatable. For questions about eligibility or to request a screening, call Juli Aistars, RN, APN, AOCN, TTS, Lung Nurse Navigator at 847-618-6572.

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Last Updated 2013/06/18