Lung Cancer

In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Riverside is pleased to present a Lung Cancer Awareness Month Speaker Series. Throughout November 2021, a Riverside expert will present a topic centered around lung cancer.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, not including skin cancer. A man’s lifetime risk of developing lung cancer is 1 in 15, with only prostate cancer more common. A woman’s lifetime risk of developing lung cancer is 1 in 17, with only breast cancer more common. We invite you to share these video presentations and downloadable slides with your family, friends and community. Together, the more we share the message of early detection of lung cancer, the more lives we may impact.  

Lung Cancer — Understanding Risk Factors and the Importance of Early Detection

Presented by Asadullah Mirza, M.D., Pulmonary, Critical Care

Lung cancer can go undiagnosed for a long time because symptoms usually do not appear until the cancer has spread. Understand factors that place you at high risk and learn about a lifesaving annual Low Dose CT screening. Low Dose CT can detect lung cancer at an earlier stage when it’s more curable.
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The Risks of Smoking and Vaping and the Many Benefits of Quitting

Presented by Megan Brown, PA, Pulmonary Medicine

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. Quitting smoking not only lowers your risk of developing lung cancer but lowers risk of developing other cancers as well.  Learn about how smoking and vaping affect all parts of your body and how you start to heal immediately when you quit.
Presentation Coming Nov. 19

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 Advanced Non-Invasive Treatment for Lung Cancer

Presented by Ronald Kersh, M.D., Radiation Oncology, Riverside Radiosurgery Center

Stereotactic radiosurgery offers an advanced non-invasive treatment option for lung cancer.  With exceptionally accurate beams of radiation rather than incisions, procedures are painless, without the need for recovery in a hospital setting. Learn how tumors are precisely targeted to protect healthy tissue with sub-millimeter accuracy, and how Radiosurgery provides faster treatment sessions and increased comfort and safety for our cancer patients.
Presentation Coming December 2021