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Free Lung Cancer Screening Info Session set for Wednesday, September 25 in Bangor

Date: 08/29/2019

Consider this: lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with more than 220,000 people diagnosed each year. Of those, approximately 150,000 will die from the disease. Furthermore, Maine’s lung cancer rates are an astonishing 30 percent higher than the national average.

Early detection is key. Seventy-five percent of cancer cases in Maine are detected too late and, as a result, are less likely to be curable. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Lung Cancer Screening Program is helping Maine people discover potential issues earlier, resulting in more treatment options, and leading to healthier, better outcomes.

To help community members better understand the lung cancer screening process, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is holding a FREE information session on Wednesday, September 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor. The event will start at 5:30 pm, will include light dinner and refreshments, and will conclude by 7 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about who is eligible for a lung cancer screening and what it entails is welcome to attend. Please RSVP here or call 973.5822.