Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie will host a “Shine A Light On Lung Cancer” vigil on Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Clinic atrium.
Guthrie will join 125 communities across the nation by hosting a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil in partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance.
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.
Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.
About Lung Cancer Alliance
Lung Cancer Alliance, www.lungcanceralliance.org, is committed to ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support. LCA provides live, professional support, referral and information services for patients, their loved ones and those at risk for lung cancer; conducts national awareness campaigns; and advocates for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research.
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