September 25, 2013

Mercy Medical Center hosting community information session Sept. 26 about new CT lung screening option

Mercy Medical Center is hosting a free community information session about new low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening Thursday, September 26, in the Mercy Hall Auditorium beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The LDCT lung screening is the latest weapon in the war against lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women worldwide. With nearly 160,000 Americans dying of lung cancer each year, early detection can save lives.

Through May 2014, Mercy is offering LDCT lung screenings for $50 to individuals who meet established high-risk criteria for lung cancer. Thursday’s information session is being held for individuals who want to learn more about the LDCT lung screening and find out if they or a loved one would qualify for the test.

Speaking at the information session will be Vishal Sawhney, MD, pulmonologist, and Bobbi Freeman, RN, lung nurse navigator. Check-in and free refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation and question and answer session at 6 p.m.

Registration for the information session is requested. To register online, click here or call 330-489-1333.

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