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Mission Hope Cancer Center Offers Events for Proactive Lung Cancer Screenings


In recognition of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center is pleased to offer a free and informative presentation about the importance of early cancer screenings.

If you are a current or former smoker, your risk of developing lung cancer may be up to 25 times higher than someone who never smoked. A CT scan is the only proven effective way to screen for lung cancer as he explains the current guidelines about lung cancer screening, early diagnosis and support. 

Esteemed Pulmonologist Barry Feldman, M.D. will be educating audience members about lung cancer screenings at the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Community Forum on Wednesday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. at the Mission Hope Cancer Center Conference Room.  You will learn how to schedule an appointment for the test with a doctor and what to expect during the procedure.  A question and answer segment will follow the presentation and Mission Hope Cancer Center Nurse Navigator, Carol Herrin, RN, OCN, will be available to assist participants in determining candidacy for the screening program.

The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Marian Regional Medical Center offers people with high-risk for developing lung cancer the opportunity to be screened even before symptoms have developed. This is important because the early stage survival rate is 53.5%, whereas late-stage diagnosis survival rates drop to 3.9%. 

The Mission Hope Cancer Center represents a new level of advanced comprehensive cancer care and treatment specifically catered to Central Coast residents.  It offers some of the most advanced technology available in a comfortable and serene environment.  Additionally, Dignity Health Central Coast offers the area’s only Nurse Navigator program. Our highly-skilled navigators guide patients and their families through a cancer journey, serving as an important source of information and support at no cost to the patient.

The Mission Hope Cancer Center is located at 1325 East Church Street in Santa Maria.  Seating is limited for this presentation. Please call 805.219.HOPE (4673) for a reservation. 

About Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care, and is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County.  Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast.  The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012.  The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology program on the Central Coast providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.

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