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Shine A Light Lung Cancer Vigil

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November 15, 2013 — A local lung cancer advocate is joining the nation in raising awareness about lung cancer treatment.

Crown Point Franciscan St. Anthony Health in partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance held a “Shine a Light Lung Cancer” Vigil Thursday night to honor lung cancer survivors.

Speakers shared with guests the importance of getting lung cancer screening as early as possible for early detection.  Dr. Mohamed Farhat says there is now revolutionary new technology available to help doctors treat patients if the disease is caught in the first stage.

Lung cancer kills more Americans than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.  Experts say nearly 80% of those diagnosed with lung cancer are people who have never smoked or are former smokers who quit decades ago.

By Denise Turner

 

 

 

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