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Loyola offering lung cancer CT screening

MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 14, 2014) – Loyola University Health System is inviting smokers and former smokers to enroll in a lung cancer screening, which has been shown to reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer by 20 percent.

The screening includes a low-dose CT scan, which takes less than 15 minutes. 
People between the ages of 50 and 80 may be eligible for the screening if they have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 or more years.

Screenings are being held at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, 6800 N. Frontage Road, and the Loyola Center for Health at River Forest, 7617 W. North Ave. (A screening does not obligate a person to return to Loyola for further screenings for evaluation of any findings or for any further services.)

To see if you are eligible for a lung cancer screening, call Loyola’s Cancer Information Service at (708) 226-4357.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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