Vascular And Lung Cancer Screenings

UH Parma Medical Center is holding two free screenings this summer that could catch deadly diseases in an early stage when there are no symptoms.

Vascular Screening – Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you are 50 years of age or older – and you are a current or former smoker,have diabetes or have a history of high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol – you may be at risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD) or other vascular diseases that affect the body’s blood vessels.

Excellent treatments for all forms of vascular disease are available at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute locations across northern Ohio, including UH Parma Medical Center.

Lung Cancer Information Session – Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6 – 7 p.m.

The only recommended screening test for lung cancer is a low-dose CT (computed tomography) scan. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends a yearly lung cancer CT screening for anyone between the ages of 55 and 80 who has a history of heavy smoking (30 pack years or more and currently smoking or quit within the past 15 years).

Learn more about risk factors, the screening process and treatment for lung cancer available through University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at UH Parma Medical Center.

Both sessions will take place in the Auditorium at UH Parma Medical Center. Call 440-743-4932 to register.

CJ Sheppard

Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 5:14 PM, 07.02.2017