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Lung Cancer Risk Factors

Are You At Risk For Lung Cancer?

Risk Factors

A number of factors may increase your risk for developing lung cancer, including:
  • Smoking cigarettes, cigars or pipes (now or in the past)

  • Exposure to second-hand smoke

  • Exposure to asbestos or radon

Lung Cancer Symptoms

Lung cancer may grow for awhile without causing symptoms. When symptoms appear, they may include a cough, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, wheezing, hoarseness, chest pain, repeated chest infections, asthma, fluid around the lung, swelling in the neck or face, tiredness, weakness and weight loss.

Lung Screening

Evidence now suggests that, in high-risk individuals, CT (computed tomography) screening is the best method to detect lung cancer at its earliest stage. The majority of lung cancers originate as a small growth or nodule in the lung. Screening CT scans are extremely sensitive in detecting nodules as small as 2mm or 3mm within the lungs. SwedishAmerican now offers a quick, painless lung scan that could save your life. A doctor's referral is not needed for this test.

Making an appointment for a lung scan is easy. Please call us at (779) 696-7099.

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1401 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
(779) 696-4400


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