November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Maybe you didn't know that...I didn't. I reckon that means it need a little more awareness. Since Veteran's Day is this week, and veterans are at a high risk for lung cancer, Deaconess Hospital is offering FREE lung cancer screenings for our vets.

This opportunity is for this week only and is by appointment only - but the whole process shouldn't only take a few minutes of your time. For these screenings, vets need to be 55 years or older, and a current or former smoker. Call Mary Gaffney at Deaconess Hospital at 812-450-LUNG to see if you meet the criteria to get a free screening.

You also may not have known that lung cancer is the number cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. It kills more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. And veterans of WWII and the Korean and Vietnam wars have nearly twice the rate of lung cancer as civilians from the same era. That's why it's so important that they get screened.

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil

To further raise awareness for lung cancer, Deaconess Hospital is hosting a special vigil this Thursday, November 13th. The event will take place at 6pm at the Chancellor Center for Oncology at the Deaconess Gateway Campus. It is free and open to anyone who wants to honor or remember those affected by lung cancer.


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