The vigil is part of a national campaign to raise awareness for lung cancer and to offer hope, inspiration, support and remembrance for all those touched by lung cancer. Presentations will include advancements in lung cancer screening and treatment and survivor stories.
Each year, more Americans die from lung cancer than any other major cancer – breast, prostate, and colon combined. It accounts for 30% of all cancer related deaths and yet, it is the least funded in terms of overall research dollars. As a result, only 15% of those diagnosed with lung cancer live longer than five years.
For more information on this event, please contact Melanie Nittinger BSN, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator at the Guthrie Cancer Center at (570) 887-2723.
The Guthrie Cancer Center offers comprehensive treatment plans customized to each patient. In addition to the Center’s location on the Guthrie Sayre campus, infusion therapy is available in Towanda, Pa., Wellsboro, Pa., Corning, NY and Owego, NY. Nationally recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the Guthrie Cancer Center physicians are fellowship-trained and have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of cancer, including advanced stage diseases. For more information visit www.guthriecancercenter.org.