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, Monmouth Medical
Center, a Barnabas Health facility, will offer a free lung cancer education
and screening event on Tuesday, December 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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 the Monmouth Medical
Center lung cancer research study and receive a low-dose CT lung scan,
at no cost to the participant.
Monmouth Medical Center physicians will provide information on lung cancer,
including its signs and symptoms and treatment options. Information about
Monmouth Medical Center’s smoking cessation program and support
group will also be available. Members of the hospital’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.
Registration is required. Monmouth Medical Center is located at 300 Second
Avenue in Long Branch. 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 academic medical centers
and has been a teaching 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 Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology,
neurology and neurosurgery.