Live Well and Breathe Easy

Our lungs play in important role in our health. Our lungs, like the rest of our body, need daily care and attention. Breathing feeds oxygen to every cell in the body. Without enough oxygen, people are more prone to health problems. But ordinary, everyday breathing isn't enough to keep the oxygen flowing through the body at peak levels. Learn 8 tips to improve your lung health.

Prevention and early detection of lung disease, including lung cancer, are the best ways to reduce risk of disease. Rush Copley offers a low-dose lung CT screening. See if you are at high risk.

Freedom from Smoking®

Rush Copley is proud to offer Freedom from Smoking®, an eight week workshop sponsored by the American Lung Association to provide support and skills needed to quit smoking. Sessions are held in a friendly, comfortable environment and led by an experienced facilitator, who understands the challenges of quitting. Program cost is $20 and refundable upon successful completion. Register Online.

Lung Cancer Support

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center provides services and support to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Waterford Place is a warm, welcoming space that offers an array of information and programs on all cancer types, including lung. Learn more about offerings at Waterford.

Request a Lung Screening

Rush Copley offers a a low-dose screening for people at risk. Request your appointment online today or call 630-236-8300.

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Education and Resources

CT for Lung Cancer: Lesser-Known Screening, Large Impact

CT screening for lung cancer is much less familiar, but when it comes to detecting a health issue, it is far more efficient, according to thoracic surgeon, Justin Karush, DO. Learn why lung cancer screening has the greatest chance of saving a life.

Healthy Sleep

Sleep apnea is interrupted sleep in which a person has one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. Learn how this and other sleep issues can impact your health.

Ten Tips to Help you Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking for good can be a challenge, but your health and lifestyle will reap the rewards. There's not a right or wrong way to quit – pick a plan that will work for you. When you are ready to quit, these tips can help.

Lung Specialists at Rush Copley

Justin Karush, D.O., Thoracic Surgeon

Specializes in diagnosis, staging and treatment of  possible cancers of the lung or esophagus.

Justin Karesh, DO

Sujay Bangarulingam, M.D., Pulmonologist

Specializes in bronchoscopy, lung function tests, pulmonary stress tests, asthma, COPD, emphysema, sleep disorders and pleural biopsy.

Sujay Bangarulingam, MD

Sanjeev Kalra, M.D., Pulmonologist

Specializes in bronchoscopy, lung function tests, pulmonary stress tests, asthma, COPD, emphysema, sleep disorders and pleural biopsy.

Sanjeev Kalra, M.D.

Akhtar Siddiqui, M.D., Pulmonologist

Specializes in bronchoscopy, lung function tests, pulmonary stress tests, asthma, COPD, emphysema, sleep disorders and pleural biopsy.

Akhtar Siddiqui, M.D.

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From the Experts

A Message of Hope for Lung Cancer - Immunotherapies have changed how we treat the disease

Philip Bonomi, M.D.
Medical Oncologist, Rush University

Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, even if you have a chronic lung disease.

Sujay Bangarulingam, M.D.,
Pulmonologist, Rush Copley Medical Group

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