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Monmouth Medical Center Offers No-Cost Lung Cancer Education and Screening Event


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.

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