Healthwatch: Free Lung Cancer Screenings

By WEEK Producer

October 22, 2013 Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM CDT

According to the American Lung Association, Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women.

That's why, in observance of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Unity-Point Health Methodist is offering free diagnostic scans.

To qualify you must be:

- Between the age of 55 and 80
- Current Smoker with a 30 pack-year history or
- Former smoker who quit within the past 15 years with 30 pack-year history
- Symptom free: no unexplained weight loss, no chest pain, no change in cough or sputum production
- No history of lung cancer or lung surgery
- No history of a lung CT within the past 18 months.

Anyone interested should call 671-8296.

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