Memorial Medical Center
to host Lung Cancer Awareness event
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[November 01, 2017]
SPRINGFIELD - Memorial
Medical Center will host a free community event to inform and educate
people about lung cancer on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Memorial Center
for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
The program, “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer,” begins
at 6 p.m. in room 2A on the MCLI's second floor.
The two-hour program will feature Dr. Traves Crabtree, a
cardiothoracic surgeon and professor with the division of
cardiothoracic surgery in the department of surgery at Southern
Illinois University School of Medicine. He will discuss the newest
treatments for lung cancer, prevention and screenings.
A custom-made lung model with camera will be set up for participants
to visualize what takes place during lung cancer surgery.
The program will also honor people living with lung
cancer and those who have been lost to the disease.
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Shine a Light on Lung Cancer events, sponsored by the Lung Cancer
Alliance, are hosted by healthcare facilities across the nation in November as
part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Free parking is available in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation's
parking garage at Rutledge and Carpenter streets. Light refreshments will be
To register, visit MemorialMedical.com/ Events or call 217-757-7370.
[Michael Leathers, Memorial Health