New Video from Mercy Health Explains Risk Factors For and Screening and Treatment of Lung Cancer

(CINCINNATI; November 9, 2015) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, has devoted the 12th of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well videos to lung cancer awareness as part of November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month observation.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women and kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Physicians diagnose approximately 220,000 new cases of lung cancer each year and nearly 160,000 people die from the disease annually.

In a concise video on Mercy Health’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcsinEi6w14), Mercy Health addresses issues around lung cancer, such as:
• Risk factors and prevention
• Quit smoking advice
• Benefits of screening
• Treatment options

Mercy Health is also sharing helpful information throughout the month on its social media channels.

Mercy Health has a lung cancer screening and pulmonary program with locations throughout Cincinnati, including Anderson Township, Clermont, Fairfield, Kenwood, Mason, West Hospital and Winton Hills.

If you are between the ages of 55-77, have a history of smoking and are interested in a lung cancer screening, Mercy Health recommends that you first have a discussion with your physician to determine if a screening is appropriate for you. Once you have the order from your physician call the Cancer Concierge at 513-9-CANCER (513-922-6237) to find out how to get screened.

Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well spotlights key health issues and tips for healthy living and debuted last year. The videos feature Mercy Health physician experts who are committed to making lives better – mind, body and spirit.