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Navicent Health Celebrates Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Navicent Health Celebrates Lung Cancer Awareness Month

A Series of Events and Services Promote Lung Health in Macon, Central Georgia 

MACON, GA (Monday, November 10, 2014) – Navicent Health will host a series of events during the month of November, in recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The community is encouraged to participate in these events to raise awareness and support for those with lung cancer.

  • Shine a Light On Lung Cancer Vigil
    • Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m.
    • Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health – 800 First Street, Macon
    • Join people across the nation who are coming together to provide a voice for those touched by lung cancer.
    • Free parking is available in the Blue Deck.
  • Great American Smokeout
    • Thursday, November 20
    • Tobacco users may turn in their tobacco product(s) for health and wellness incentives at the following locations:
      • Cardiopulmonary Rehab, Navicent Health
      • 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
      • Luce Heart Institute, Navicent Health, 777 Hemlock Street, Macon
      • Health Club, Navicent Health
      • 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
      • 389 First Street, Macon
      • Wellness Center, Navicent Health
      • 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      • 3797 Northside Drive, Macon

    • This is a day for smokers and other tobacco users to “butt out.” Tobacco users are encouraged to use this day to create a plan to quit, or event quit for the day, in hopes of quitting for good. Call 478.633.9090 for more information.
  • American Cancer Society “Fresh Start” tobacco cessation classes
    • Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.
    • Cardiopulmonary Rehab, Navicent Health – 777 Hemlock Street, Macon (in the Luce Heart Institute, Navicent Health)
    • This four-week meets once per week. Learn tips and tricks to stop smoking, and gain support from others who are also trying to quit.
  • Lung Cancer Screenings
    • The Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health provides CT scan lung screenings for those who meet the following qualifications:
      • Be a current or former smoker between the ages of 55 and 80.
      • Smoke(d) two packs a day for 10 years or one pack a day for 20 years.
    • For more information, or to schedule a screening, call 478.633.9111.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among both women and men. According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of premature death in the United States, responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates 224,210 new cases will be diagnosed in 2014 and 159,260 people will die of the disease this year. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.

Text “SHINE” to 27722 to donate $10 to the fight against lung cancer. 

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