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"Shine a Light on Lung Cancer" to honor and remember loved ones

Nov 06, 2013

Salem Cancer Institute will present “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” on Thursday, Nov. 14 to honor and remember loved ones touched by lung cancer. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Salem Hospital campus courtyard, 890 Oak St. SE.

Everett Mozell, MD, will present “Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?” Dr. Mozell will discuss new cancer screening guidelines, the benefits and risks of screening, and protecting you and your loved ones with primary prevention. In January, Salem Cancer Institute launched a pilot lung cancer screening program that utilizes low-dose CT scans.

“We reviewed the medical literature and concluded that low-dose CT scans could detect unspecified cancer in high-risk individuals and improve survival,” said Mozell. The program has evaluated 285 high-risk individuals so far. Screening has saved the lives of two patients found to be at stage I and discovered stage IV lung cancer in two other patients.

At 6 p.m., those in attendance will share in a candlelight vigil and moment of silence to honor and remember loves ones with a reading of names. To submit names for the ceremony, please contact the Community Health Education Center.

Lastly, at 6:30 p.m., Bud Pierce, MD, will present “Frankly Speaking about Lung Cancer” on the first floor of Building D at the Salem Hospital campus. Dr. Pierce will talk about the latest cancer treatments, managing symptoms and side effects, and maintaining a high quality of life. The program is provided in partnership with Cancer Support Community and the American Lung Association. Tiffany Belser, a representative with the American Lung Association, will share the mission, goals, and programs of these community partners.

Light refreshments will be served. To register for these free events, please call the Community Health Education Center at 503-814-2432 or visit

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