Baptist Health Paducah to host lung cancer vigil - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Baptist Health Paducah to host lung cancer vigil

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Baptist Health Paducah is hoping to highlight the fight against cancer with an event called "Shine a Light on Lung Cancer."

The medical center will join over 200 other communities across the country in hosting the event, Thursday, November 17 at 5 p.m.

The free event is part of a national campaign sponsored by the Lung Cancer Alliance to bring hope, inspiration and support to the lung cancer community.

Baptist Health says lung cancer is the most common cancer treated there and is the most common cancer in both men and women in the U.S.

Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined.

Medicare and Insurance now covers low-dose CT lung screenings with a doctor's order.  It is available to:

  • 55 to 88 year olds (55 to 77 for Medicare)
  • 30 pack-year smoker or former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years
  • Asymptomatic individuals

For more information, contact Angie Timmons at angie.timmons@bhsi.com

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'off limits' to media

    Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'off limits' to media

    Friday, November 24 2017 6:41 PM EST2017-11-24 23:41:51 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-11-24 23:44:17 GMT
    (Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke)(Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Ivanka Trump is condemning tabloid coverage of President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia, saying the college student deserves privacy and ought to be "OFF limits.".

    Ivanka Trump is condemning tabloid coverage of President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia, saying the college student deserves privacy and ought to be "OFF limits.".

  • Being safe while shopping online this Cyber Monday

    Being safe while shopping online this Cyber Monday

    Friday, November 24 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-11-24 22:55:16 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Every year, more and more people see the long lines and big crowds of Black Friday shoppers and decide to stay at home and shop for Christmas presents online instead.

    Every year, more and more people see the long lines and big crowds of Black Friday shoppers and decide to stay at home and shop for Christmas presents online instead.

  • Missouri student is 3rd person to die in Illinois crash

    Missouri student is 3rd person to die in Illinois crash

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:25 PM EST2017-11-24 20:25:41 GMT

    A Missouri college student is the third person to die after a major crash this week on Interstate 55 in southwestern Illinois.

    A Missouri college student is the third person to die after a major crash this week on Interstate 55 in southwestern Illinois.

Powered by Frankly