CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Healthcare providers in the Tri-State are teaming up to provide you with new information on fighting cancer with a free event.
It is called "Hope, Fight, Breathe," and it's a special event Saturday offering the latest updates in lung cancer research and treatment.
Partly due to higher smoking rates in the Tri-State, we do have high rates of this in the area. But nationwide, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.
About one in 10 people who get this disease are not smokers, so it's important to get new information on screening and prevention as it becomes available. So UC Health is teaming up for those with a family history of this disease or who simply want more information for a special event at the Courtyard by Marriott near Rookwood Commons Nov. 10.
It runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Courtyard by Marriott is at 2813 Edwards Road. You will have lunch provided if you attend; it's free, but you do need to RSVP. Click here to RSVP or call 513-558-2030.
The event will feature not just research, treatment and survivors, but also screening and nutrition information to help lower risk. It will also have a patient speaker and a panel for expert discussion and questions.
Every year, more people die from lung cancer than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined, so this is a great chance to find out information that could help you or someone you love.