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A Lung Scan Could Save You or Someone You Love

(June 13, 2019) -

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. Both the incidence rate and mortality rate of lung cancer in Indiana are well above the national averages. This accounts for thousands of Hoosier deaths every year.

A 2011 National Cancer Institute-sponsored trial demonstrated that the screening technique at Indiana University Health has the ability to detect smaller nodules than X-rays or standard CT scans. The result is a 20 percent decrease in lung cancer mortality.

If you have the following risks, you could benefit from a lung screening:

  • Must be over 55 years of age
  • A 30-pack per year smoking history
  • If a former smoker, quit some time in the past 15 years
  • Must not have had a CT scan in the past 18 months

If your loved one is a heavy smoker and over 55 years old, encourage them to get a lung scan to find out their risk for cancer. Request a lung scan today with IU Health.

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