Monday, April 14, 2014

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.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.