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Breathe Easier with Community Medical Center’s Free Lung Health Event


Community Medical Center will hold a free event featuring the latest lung health information. Guests will also be able to find out if they meet criteria for a low-dose CT lung scan.

TOMS RIVER, NJ, September 7, 2016 – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the U.S., and it is most curable when it is detected early.

The Lung Program at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center is sponsoring Your Lung Health – Breathe Easier, an evening dedicated to providing the latest lung health information available, including low dose CT-screening.

Our physician experts will discuss lung cancer, its signs and symptoms, and ways it can be detected and treated. Dr. James McCaughan, Board Certified Thoracic Surgeon, will discuss tobacco cessation, the best way to decrease your risk for lung cancer, and surgical options for lung cancer. Dr. Michael D’Angelo, Board Certified Interventional Radiologist, will share information about low dose CT screenings and the benefits of Veran lung biopsy technology. Dr. David D’Ambrosio, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, will provide information on the variety of treatment options available, including CyberKnife.

Are you a current or former smoker who quit smoking less than 15 years ago? Are you 55 to 77 years of age? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you will be eligible to complete a screening profile with a registered nurse to determine if you meet the criteria for a low-dose CT Lung Scan.

A light dinner will be served, and there will be prize drawings. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 1-888-724-7123 to register today.

The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center has earned the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons prestigious Accreditation with Commendation, a mark of high quality comprehensive care.

About Community Medical Center:

Opened in 1961, Community Medical Center (CMC) is a fully accredited acute care hospital and offers a comprehensive array of services including advanced cancer care, sophisticated neurology and neurosurgery services including a neuro-interventional lab with a bi-plane, a level 3 Epilepsy Program, and cardiac care featuring three cardiac catheterization labs. CMC’s surgical service features the latest generation daVinci Si robotic surgical platform, the only program in Ocean County. The hospital’s commitment to technology is evidenced by access to advanced radiologic technology and one of the most sophisticated linear accelerators used for radiation therapy and a CyberKnife for treating inoperable tumors. As one of the area’s most trusted providers of maternal and children’s services, superior obstetric care, a Level 2 special care nursery with 24/7 on site neonatologists for newborns requiring special care, a dedicated pediatric unit and a pediatrician in the Emergency Department are provided.

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