November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
October 31, 2007
- This year more than 200,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
- More than 160,000 will die from the disease making it America’s NUMBER ONE cancer killer for both men and women.
- Each year lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined.
- The disease is rarely found in its early stages, and there is no current screening tool that effectively detects lung cancer early.
- Lung cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Eliminating tobacco use is the key to decreasing the prevalence of lung cancer.
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Lori Monroe likes the spontaneity of working in The Medical Center emergency room’s triage area. The registered nurse interviews patients and takes patient histories and vital signs. It’s a different world from the area that she calls her “passion” — cardiac catherization, which is used to investigate possible heart ailments – but one she enjoys
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