• Breathe easier; schedule a November 11th Lung Cancer Screening.

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    November 03, 2023
    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., often because symptoms do not appear until the cancer has spread. But there is hope: early detection through lung cancer screenings can save lives.
    November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and several MercyOne locations will be participating in the Statewide National Lung Screening Day on November 11. Lung cancer screening is safe, fast, painless, and covered by most insurance. If you are age 50 and older, with a history of smoking, it’s time to get screened.
    Are you eligible for a lung cancer screening?
    • Are you 50 to 77 years old?
    • Do you currently smoke or have quit in the past 15 years?
    • Do you have at least a 20-pack per year smoking history? (# of packs per day X # of years smoked = pack per year)
    How can you schedule your lung screening?
    • Talk with your primary care provider (PCP) today to get scheduled.
    Participating MercyOne locations:
    • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
    • 8 – noon
    • West entrance
    • Call 1-855-218 LUNG (5864)
    •     MercyOne Newton Medical Center
    • 7 am – 12:30 pm
    • Newton main entrance
    • Call 641-787-3070
    • MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center
    • 8 am – 1 pm
    • Health Plaza entrance
    • Call 319-272-7080
    • MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center
    • 8 – noon
    • Main entrance
    • Call your PCP office
    • MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center
    • Siouxland Med Center
    • Call your PCP
    •  MercyOne Clinton Medical Center
    •      8 – noon
    • Enter through the main entrance
    •      Call your PCP
    •   Genesis Health System - Davenport
    • 7 am – 2:30 pm
    • Genesis Medical Center, East Campus
    • Call your PCP to see if you meet the criteria, or call 563.-421-3627, and we will help you find a provider and schedule.
    •   Dubuque – Not participating this year
    About MercyOne
    MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best life. MercyOne’s care providers and staff make health the highest priority. The system’s clinics, medical centers, hospitals and affiliates are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health (based in Livonia, Michigan) – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne is now fully owned by Trinity Health.

    Todd Mizener, Manager, Public Relations & Video
    todd.mizener@mercyoneiowa.org, 563-421-9263