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Local experts to discuss latest advances in prevention and treatment of lung cancer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (NOV. 03, 2016) – Do you smoke or have a loved one who does? If you are a smoker or have been in the past 15 years, your risk for developing lung cancer is much higher than those who do not smoke. According to the Centers for Disease Control, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, claiming more than 200,000 lives each year. Additionally, cigarette smoking is estimated to cause more than 480,000 deaths annually.

Current smokers or those who have smoked in the past 15 years should attend this free lung cancer seminar sponsored by the SSM Health Cancer Center at JCMG where they will find out more about the latest advances in prevention and treatment options. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Hawthorn Bank Community Room, 3600 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, Mo.

Learn more about imaging of lung cancer, systemic therapies, surgical management and stereotactic radiation from experts like Dr. John Bechtel, radiation oncology, Dr. David Burns, radiology, Dr. Shadi Haddadin, oncology/hematology and Mike Hyde, director of interventional services for SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City.

Reserve your space by Nov. 14. Please call 844-SSM-WELL (776-9355) or register online at