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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Feb. 21, 2024

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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center offers lung-health event Wednesday

By , Columbian staff writer

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is hosting a Mega Lungs Event on Wednesday in the Firstenburg Tower Lobby, 420 N.E. Mother Joseph Place.

The open house will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and attendees will be able to step inside a life-size human lung model to learn about lung functions and lung cancer.

“Lung cancer remains a significant public health challenge, claiming more lives each year than breast, prostate, and colon cancers combined,” Dr. Bhanu Patibandla, a pulmonologist at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, said in a news release. “But, with awareness and early detection, we have a powerful opportunity to make a difference.”

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, is a nonprofit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. With approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers, it serves both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest.