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There are two types of lung cancer:
Learn more about lung cancer from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center staff and patient services are centered around treating the whole person – during and after treatment. You can expect the right treatment faster from a team of specialists, all working together to provide a unified care plan with the best treatment options available.
Gwen Herder, RN, OCN, is the nurse navigator for lung cancer patients and families. Find out how she can help you.
When you are ready to begin treatment, you'll receive the latest, most effective cancer technologies that Hall-Perrine physicians use to help fight each patient's unique battle with cancer. Learn more about treatment options.
Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer along with other factors such as radon, pollution and asbestos. Brothers, sisters and children of those who have had lung cancer may have a slightly higher risk of lung cancer themselves due to genetic factors, as well as shared household exposures (such as second-hand smoke or radon). Knowing your cancer risk factors, including genetics, can make an astounding difference in your future health.
Not all cancers are hereditary, but we encourage you to learn more about genetics if cancer runs in your family.
Five of seven homes in Iowa have elevated indoor radon levels. Test kits are available at many hardware stores and Linn County Public Health.1. Test your homeTake a short-term test. If your result is 4 pCi/L or higher, take a follow-up test (Step 2) to be sure. 2. Follow up with either a long-term test or a second short-term test
3. Fix your home
4. Re-test If the radon test result is lower than 4 pCi/L, continue to monitor by retesting every two years or if building conditions change. Homes can be tested at any time of year, but radon levels fluctuate during the year. If a summer test shows low levels, the housing should be retested in cold weather as well.For more information on Radon, visit any of these sites: www.lchh.org/radon www.epa.gov/radon