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.