Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth Marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month with Educational Activities

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PLYMOUTH, MA — Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth), will mark Lung Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a series of educational activities that are free and open to the public.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer), and is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined!
Each year, about 218,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer and more than 150,000 people will die from this disease, and about 7,300 people who never smoked die from lung cancer due to second-hand smoke exposure every year.
Most lung cancers could be prevented, because they are related to smoking (or second-hand smoke), or less often to exposure to radon or other environmental factors. But some lung cancers occur in people without any known risk factors for the disease and it is not clear if these cancers can be prevented.
To learn more about prevention, risk factors and treatment, join us at one or all of the November activities:

  • Walk Through Giant Inflatable Lung

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Main Entrance Lobby
During the weeks of November 1 and 18, walk through the giant inflatable lung displayed in the hospital’s main entrance lobby. Lung cancer screening professionals will be on hand to answer your questions. Learn about lung anatomy and respiratory health.

  • Walk Through Giant Inflatable Lung

Sunday, November 3
Saturday, November 23, 2019
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Kingston Collection, 101 Kingston Collection Way, Kingston
Walk through a giant inflatable lung. Lung Cancer Screening professionals will be on-hand to answer your questions. Learn about lung anatomy and respiratory health as you walk through an inflatable lung.
 

  • HouseCalls Community Lecture

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The Latest Information on Lung Cancer Screening
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Plymouth Center for Active Living44 Nook Road, Plymouth
Join Jennifer McColgan, PA-C, MPH, Navigator for the Lung Cancer Screening Program, as she discusses the latest on lung Cancer Screening.
 

  • Shine a Light on Lung Cancer

Thursday, November 21, 2019
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Main Entrance Lobby
An educational event that brings the lung cancer community together in celebration, remembrance and support. www.shinealightonlungcancer.org.
 
 
About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) is a not-for-profit healthcare and hospice provider, serving 250,000 residents of 13 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties.  BID-Plymouth is a full-service, 170-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.  BID-Plymouth is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together 13 hospitals comprised of academic medical centers as well as community and specialty hospitals, with more than 4,300 physicians and 35,000 employees with a shared mission to expand access to exceptional care and advance the science and practice of medicine through ground-breaking research and education.

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