Roland Romano, Community Outreach Coordinator, Lung Cancer Institute, Saint Barnabas Medical Center spoke on the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program.
Roland Romano (right in photo), Community Outreach Coordinator, Lung Cancer Institute, Saint Barnabas Medical Center spoke about the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program. Bridged Saggese, Nurse Navigator is on the right in the photo.
Roland told the audience that Lung Cancer is the most prevalent cause of death due to cancer; yet early detection tests are not widely available. To correct this situation, Barnabas Medical Center is offering people free low-dose CT screening if they are at high risk. 85 percent of lung cancer is caused by smoking. By stopping smoking, people can significantly reduce their likelihood of developing cancer.
Lung cancer is almost always discovered in late stages, where it cannot be successfully cured. By the time symptoms are apparent, the cancer is in late stages. However, lung cancer can be effectively treated if found very early in its development. That is why screening is very important.
Bridget will discuss risk factors with potential candidates. People who have been exposed to smoking and other risk factors are asked to call 973-322-6644. Also, please visit the Barnabas Lung Cancer website to learn more.