For Immediate Release
Holy Family Medical Center Offers Lung Cancer CT Screenings During Lung Cancer Awareness Week
Screenings are $250 November 12-16th
DES PLAINES, IL (Nov. 2, 2012)-Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in men and women, killing more than 150,000 people each year. New research reveals that a lung cancer screening using CT scans, instead of chest x-rays, can improve detection at earlier stages and is key to increased survival.
Screening for cancer means testing for cancer before there are any symptoms. Holy Family Medical Center will offer CT lung cancer screenings during the week of November 12th for $250.
To determine if you are a candidate for the CT screening, and you have no history of lung cancer, ask yourself the following questions: Are you a current or former smoker (former smokers having quit within the past 15 years)? Are you age 55 to 74 years? Do you have a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years? (1 pack/day for 30 years, 2 packs per day for 15 years)
“We are so pleased to be partnering with the American Lung Association during this special week,” said Pam Bell, CEO, Holy Family Medical Center. “No one should die of lung cancer and this new approach to diagnosing lung cancer before symptoms occur will save lives.”
Call 847-813-3273 and ask to make an appointment for your lung cancer screening. Same day appointments available.
Founded in 1961, Holy Family Medical Center (HFMC) is a faith-based Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Illinois, and the only such hospital in the Northwest Chicago land area. Holy Family operates 105 LTACH beds and specializes in providing care for patients who are critically ill with complex conditions and must be hospitalized for an extended period of time. HFMC is the only specialty hospital campus in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including: same-day surgery, G.I. lab, medical imaging, Women’s Imaging Center, Wound Healing Center, Vein Center, sleep disorder treatment, a Pain Center, cardiology, and physical, occupational and speech therapies, and the Keys to Recovery substance abuse treatment program. For more information: http://holyfamilymedicalcenter.reshealth.org/sub_hfmc/default.cfm