WATERVILLE — In recognition of National Lung Cancer Screening Day on Saturday, Nov. 11, the Northern Light Inland Hospital imaging team plans to open outpatient services to perform scheduled low-dose CT scans that can help detect lung cancer early, before symptoms occur.

National Lung Cancer Screening Day is on Veterans Day this year. Veterans who are eligible are encouraged to have the conversation with their primary care providers about getting screened.

To learn more about screening, visit northernlighthealth.org.

Early detection is one of the best ways to improve lung cancer survival. It’s a message Northern Light Health is sharing this month in the fight against the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., according to a news release from the hospital.

For this year’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 16, the American Cancer Society reminds people who smoke to use this as a day to make a plan to commit to a tobacco and smoke-free life year-round.

The society has hosted the Great American Smokeout since 1976 as a public awareness event to encourage people to quit smoking. Smoking rates in the U.S. have declined from 42% in 1965 to 13.7% in 2018, but the gains are inconsistent, and some groups continue to smoke, and to smoke more heavily than others.

For more information, to connect with the free telephone quit line, or to access resources to help make a plan to quit, visit cancer.org.


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