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Lung Cancer Screening is Topic of Community Forum

smoking stop 300BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (10/30/13) - A community forum will be held November 6, at the WKU Health Sciences Complex, 700 First Avenue, Bowling Green, KY to discuss lung cancer – Kentucky’s most deadly cancer.

The forum, sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) and its District Cancer Council, will feature experts discussing a draft proposal by a Federal panel for screening persons at high risk for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). The proposed screening of high-risk patients raises questions about its usefulness, cost and insurance reimbursement issues, and how soon the guidelines will be used.

Anyone interested in lung cancer may attend the event, including members of the public, health care providers, as well as government and community leaders. The panel discussion will include lung cancer screening specialists, as well as information on tobacco dependence treatment and a summary of how lung cancer impacts Kentucky health statistics. Registration begins at 11:45 and includes a light lunch. The 1-1/2 hour program begins at noon. The Medical Center- WKU Health Sciences Complex is located at 700 First Avenue in Bowling Green. For information or to RSVP, call (270-842-0950).

The draft screening recommendation was issued in August by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Panelists proposed screening people who are 55 through 79 years old and have a 30 pack-year or greater history of smoking, who are either current smokers or have quit in the past 15 years. A “pack-year” means that someone has smoked an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for a year.

At least 90 percent of people who develop lung cancer die from the disease. It is hoped that screening will identify more early cases of lung cancer and increase survival rates. Experts caution, however, that helping smokers stop smoking and protecting nonsmokers from exposure to tobacco smoke are the most effective ways to decrease sickness and death associated with lung cancer. In addition, people who quit smoking will continue to see their risk go down over time.

The Kentucky Cancer Program offers a new program, “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Plan to be Tobacco Free!” that uses treatment navigators that help smokers decide to quit and find resources to help them do so. For more information on tobacco cessation, call KCP at 270-842-0950.

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