For Immediate Release: March 26, 2013
Lung Association Announces “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer”
Lung Association Teams with Cancer Support Community and Stony Brook Lung Cancer Evaluation Center to Offer Free Educational Workshop for Lung Cancer Patients and their Loved Ones
Workshop “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer” scheduled for April 24
(Hauppauge, NY) – The American Lung Association of the Northeast has announced that is has partnered with the Cancer Support Community and the Stony Brook Lung Cancer Evaluation Center to offer the community a free workshop for people affected by lung cancer. The workshop, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer – will discuss fundamental information about the most current lung cancer treatments, strategies for symptom/side-effect management and tools for survivorship. Members of the Stony Brook Cancer Center will present this workshop on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Stony Brook Cancer Center, 3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road in Stony Brook.
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer streamlines crucial resources available to people in treatment for lung cancer. Created by Cancer Support Community, this workshop includes a complimentary copy of the booklet Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer.
Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome. To register, please call Stony Brook Health Connect at 631-444-4000.
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Lilly Oncology.
The Stony Brook Lung Cancer Evaluation Center (LCEC) provides a multidisciplinary approach to lung cancer and complex airway diseases, offering a wide array of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. For more information go to www.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org/lcec
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. CSC provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of more than 50 local affiliates, 100 satellite locations and online. For more information, visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
About the American Lung Association of the Northeast
The American Lung Association of the Northeast is part of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health organization in the U.S. Established in 1904 to combat tuberculosis; our mission today is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The focus is on air quality, asthma, tobacco control, and all lung disease. The American Lung Association in the Northeast serves CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT. www.LungNE.org