Sarasota Memorial Hospital Auditorium 1700 S. Tamiami Tr.,
Lung Cancer Prevention & Screening Event
Free community education event
Continental breakfast provided
Reservations required, call 941-917-7777
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with Florida Cancer Specialists and
Radiology Associates of Florida, is pleased to offer a free community education
program featuring presentations by Kirk Voelker, MD - “Lung Cancer Prevention,
Screening & Smoking Cessation” and Karla Brody, MSS – “Smoking Cessation
Resources.” Free CT scan lung
cancer screenings will be provided for the first 50 qualified Sarasota County
residents. Participants must
be present for the entire program to qualify – screening registration takes
place at event.
Lung cancer is the leading
cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women because the
disease shows no symptoms until it has progressed to advanced stages when it is
very difficult to treat. Of the top four deadliest cancers in the U.S.
(lung, prostate, breast and colorectal), lung cancer is the only one not
subject to routine screening. Advances
in imaging have made it possible to detect early stage lung cancer, when
treatment can be highly successful. The U. S. Preventive Service Task
Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screenings with low-dose computed tomography
(LDCT) for persons at high risk for lung cancer based on age and smoking
history. Lung cancer screenings can save lives.