ercy Health – Springfield Invites the Community to Shine a Light on Lung Cancer at Dinner and Discussion Event on Tuesday, November 14

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of the observance, Mercy Health – Springfield will “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” at a special free dinner and discussion event that is open to the community.

“Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 at Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Cancer Center, located at 148 W. North Street, Springfield, OH 45504.

Special guest speakers Soumya Neravetla, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and Daljeet Singh, MD, a hematologist/oncologist with OHC, will help raise awareness about lung cancer and early detection lung cancer screening, discuss the lung cancer screening program at Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center and the evolution of targeted cancer therapies that are now available to treat lung cancer.

The community is welcome to attend the program, which is free and begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the discussion. You must register to reserve your seat - please call 937-323-5554.

“Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” is made possible thanks to the following generous sponsors: Lilly Oncology, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medtronic, AstraZeneca, A+E Networks and Pfizer.

If you are 50 or older, have a history of smoking over 30 years and if you currently smoke or quit within the last 15 years, you may benefit from an annual lung cancer screening. Using a CT scan, a radiologist can detect lung nodules that may be cancerous. Detecting lung cancer early can provide better health outcomes for patients. Talk with your physician about lung cancer screening. For more information, please call Springfield Regional Cancer Center at 937-323-3009.

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you want to do everything possible to beat the disease and to have every conceivable advantage. At the Springfield Regional Cancer Center, you benefit from leading-edge technology, access to national clinical trials and a team of highly-skilled experts that treats you with compassion right here in Springfield.