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Navicent Health Celebrates Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Events to Promote Lung Health Scheduled for November

MACON, GA (Tuesday, November 3, 2015) - Atrium Health Navicent will host a series of events during the month of November, in recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The community is encouraged to participate in these events to raise awareness and support for those with lung cancer.

American Cancer Society “Fresh Start” tobacco cessation classes
This four-week class begins Thursday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Cardiopulmonary Rehab, Navicent Health - 777 Hemlock Street, Macon (in the Luce Heart Institute, Navicent Health)
This four-week class meets once per week. Learn tips and tricks to stop smoking, and gain support from others who are also trying to quit.
For more information, please call 478-633-9090.

Shine a Light On Lung Cancer Vigil
Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent - 800 First Street, Macon
Join people across the nation who are coming together to provide a voice for those touched by lung cancer.
Free parking is available in the Blue Parking Deck.
Please call 478-633-2614 to register for this free community event.

Great American Smokeout
Thursday, November 19
Tobacco users may turn in their tobacco product(s) for a health and wellness packet with tools to assist with quitting. Packs may be turned in at the following locations:

Cardiopulmonary Rehab, Navicent Health
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Luce Heart Institute, Atrium Health Navicent, 777 Hemlock Street, Macon

Health Club, Atrium Health Navicent
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
389 First Street, Macon

Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent
5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3797 Northside Drive, Macon

This is a day for smokers and other tobacco users to “butt out.” Tobacco users are encouraged to use this day to create a plan to quit, or event quit for the day, in hopes of quitting for good. Call 478-633-9090 for more information.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more men and women in the U.S. die from lung cancer than any other form of cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 221,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2015, and an estimated 158,000 people will die of the disease this year.

Tobacco use, a leading contributor to lung cancer, remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. Quitting, even for a day, is an important step toward a healthier life.