ROCKFORD (WREX) -
SwedishAmerican will offer free life-saving lung scans this November and December.
The quick, painless lung scan normally costs $150.
A doctor's referral is not needed, but certain criteria must be met:
— Age 55-74 — Current or former smoker — At least a 30-pack year history of smoking (cigars, cigarettes, etc.) — Former smokers must have quit within the past 15 years. — No history of lung cancer in the past
Convenient times are available at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford and SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere. You can call 779-696-7099 for more information.
Lung cancer is the second most-common cancer in both men and women and often goes undetected until the cancer has reached an advanced stage.