Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and it is most curable when diagnosed early. In an effort to help identify those who may be at high-risk for developing lung cancer, the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, will offer a free lung cancer education and screening event on Tuesday, November 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch.
All are invited to participate in the Lung Cancer Education and Screening Event. Those who meet the following criteria, (between the ages of 45 and 74, a current smoker, or a former smoker who quit smoking within the past 15 years) may also be eligible to participate in one of Monmouth Medical Center's two lung cancer research studies and receive a low-dose CT lung scan, at no cost to the participant..
The event will also include spirometry screening, a basic lung function test, and information about Monmouth Medical Center's smoking cessation program and support group. Physicians will provide information on lung cancer, including its signs and symptoms and treatment options. Members of Monmouth's Lung Cancer Screening and Lung Nodule Program will be on-site to assess participant eligibility for those who are interested in the Research Study.
For more than 40 years, the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center has broadened its leadership role in oncology services through the ongoing expansion of state-of-the-art programs and technologies offered in many areas of cancer prevention, detection, treatment and ongoing after-care. Monmouth Medical Center is a part of The Penn Cancer Network — a select group of community hospitals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware — collaborating with the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania to provide excellence in patient care throughout the region. Penn's Cancer Network hospitals are recognized for their excellence in patient care and commitment to improving the health and well-being of their community.
Registration is required as seating is limited. If you believe you may be at risk for lung cancer, call 732-923-6564 to register.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.