Eisenhower Medical Center will aid the effort against lung cancer by offering free ectures throughout November, nationally recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Although the disease is rare among people under the age of 45, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. These numbers include both smokers and non-smokers, however, the risks are much greater for smokers.
To emphasize the point, November 15 is the Great American Smokeout, a day dedicated to encouraging smokers to spend a day without cigarettes.
To help smokers kick the habit, Eisenhower will be offering a six-week smoking cessation workshop. The cost for the six-week program is $100 includes presentations on stress reduction and nutrition, and focuses on an active, pragmatic approach to quitting smoking with each participant directing his or her own efforts to quit.
Lectures will be held at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. To register, or for more information, click here or call 760-834-3978.
Scheduled speakers and dates:
- November 6, 5:30 p.m. - "Progress in the Treatment of Lung Cancer" with Dr. Davood Vafai
- November 8, 12:00 noon - "Update on Lung Cancer Clinical Trials" with Dr. Luke Dreisbach
- November 13, 4:30 p.m. - "Radiation Therpy for Lung Cancer" with Dr. Robert Johnson
- November 14m 4:00 p.m. - "New Guidelines in Lung Cancer Screening" with Dr. M. James Cohn