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  • Eisenhower Recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    FREE Lectures Scheduled in November

    November is recognized nationally as Lung Cancer Awareness Month — 31 days to focus on raising awareness and providing education about lung cancer prevention and treatment. Eisenhower Medical Center understands the importance of educating the public on the risks associated with lung cancer and will offer free lectures throughout the 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.

    Eisenhower Medical Center physicians specializing in diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology and medical oncology will provide important information and updates on topics that matter most to lung cancer patients, survivors and their families. Also offered in November is Eisenhower’s Smoking Cessation Workshop — a program designed to help smokers quit smoking and develop coping skills to combat the psychological and physical side effects of smoking cessation. 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, please visit or call 760-834-3798.

    Schedule of Events

    Progress in the Treatment of Lung Cancer
    (includes dinner)
    Davood Vafai, MD
    Board Certified in Medical Oncology
    Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Update on Lung Cancer Clinical Trials
    (includes lunch)
    Luke Dreisbach, MD
    Board Certified in Medical Oncology
    Stephanie Farrell, Clinical Research Coordinator
    Thursday, November 8, noon to 1 p.m.

    Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer
    Robert Johnson, MD
    Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
    Tuesday, November 13, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    New Guidelines on Lung Cancer Screening
    M. James Cohn, MD
    Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology
    Wednesday, November 14, 4 to 5 p.m.

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