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American Indian Cancer Screenings

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the USA. Annually, it kills more patients than the next three most common cancer (breast, prostate, and colon) combined.

Goal: To find lung cancer early

Our goal is to find lung cancer early, before it has a chance to grow or spread, and to increase the likelihood of successful treatment.

Hennepin Healthcare is giving free lung cancer screenings to American Indians who meet the following criteria:

  • Between 55-79 years old
  • Identify as American Indian
  • Have 30 years of smoking:
    • 1 pack a day for 30 years, or
    • 2 packs a day for 15 years, or
    • 3 packs a day for 10 years
  • Current smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years

This program is funded through grant support by A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation. All qualified participants who complete the screening will receive a gas card worth $25. Gas cards can be obtained in the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Hesitant? Want to learn more about the procedure?

For more information or to schedule your screening, call 612-873-4269 and mention "Breath of Hope."

Additional information can be found in Lung Cancer Screenings.