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Memorial Medical Center Reschedules Free Lung Cancer Awareness Event

Memorial Medical Center has rescheduled a free community event to inform and educate people about lung cancer to Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.

The program, “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer,” was originally scheduled for Nov. 15 but was canceled because of inclement weather.

The rescheduled program will begin at 6 p.m. in room 2A on the MCLI's second floor.

The two-hour program will feature Dr. Traves Crabtree and Dr. Stephen Hazelrigg, both with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and Dr. P.J. Nanavati with University Radiologists. The program will also honor people living with lung cancer and those who have been lost to the disease.

Crabtree, a cardiothoracic surgeon and professor with the division of cardiothoracic surgery in the department of surgery at SIU School of Medicine, will discuss lung cancer prevention and screenings.

Hazelrigg, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Memorial Medical Center and the division of cardiothoracic surgery at SIU School of Medicine, will present new and innovative treatments for lung cancer.

Nanavati, a radiation oncologist, will discuss the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy to treat lung cancer.

A custom-made lung model with camera will be set up for participants to visualize what takes place during lung cancer surgery.

Free parking is available in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation's parking garage at Rutledge and Carpenter streets. Light refreshments will be served.

To register, visit MemorialMedical.com/Events or call 217-788-3333.

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