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PeaceHealth seminar on lung cancer slated

By , Columbian staff writer
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Vancouver-based medical provider PeaceHealth will host a free webinar and question-and-answer session at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. Multiple physicians will discuss the importance of lung cancer screenings, different types and stages of lung cancer, treatment options and more.

The webinar is being held to raise awareness about the importance of lung cancer screenings.

“Lung cancer screening is a simple intervention performed using low-dose CT scanning,” Bhanu Patibandla, MD, director of the Lung Nodule and Thoracic Oncology program at PeaceHealth, said in a press release. “Early screening reduces lung cancer death by 20 percent.”

According to Patibandla, the pandemic led to a drop in the number of patients getting screened and, as a result, more patients are learning they have lung cancer in advanced stages when treatment is less effective.

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To register for the webinar, visit www.peacehealth.org/lung-webinar.

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