Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Event - Nov 28

November 6, 2017

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and if you want to help make profound change for lung cancer – the time is now!

Haywood Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance, is hosting a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event locally as part of an effort to raise awareness about lung cancer and reduce the stigma associated with this disease. Haywood Regional Medical Center will join 200 healthcare facilities across the country to provide hope, inspiration and support for those impacted by this disease.

Shine a Light Haywood County will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center – 2nd floor. The Shine a Light event will feature lung cancer specialists speaking about screening, disease, treatment, and support options, a lung cancer question and answer panel, a tribute to recognize those touched by lung cancer and to honor survivors, caregivers, and the community, as well as educational exhibits.  The event is free and open to the public.

Lung Cancer Panel Speakers:

  • Jennifer Heaberlin, DO - The era in precision medicine:Targeted and immunotherapies in lung cancer.
  • Daniel Gwan-Nulla, MD -  Advances in minimally invasive lung cancer surgeries
  • Charles Thomas, MD -  Advances in  Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Lung Cancer
  • Scott Skibo, MD -  Multi-faceted approach to early lung cancer diagnosis

Join us – survivors, caregivers, family members – as we stand up and show our support for the lung cancer community.   

About Lung Cancer:
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in every ethnic group in the U.S. Every day 427 Americans die of lung cancer and it takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers—combined. Lung cancer takes up 26% of all cancer deaths. Cigarette smoking is linked to about 80% to 90% of lung cancers. According to a study conducted from 2009 to 2013 by the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, Lung cancer kills more people in North Carolina than Breast, Colon and Prostate combined.

About Haywood Regional Medical Center:
Haywood Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a Lung Cancer Center of Excellence by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation for its patient-centric multi-disciplinary care of lung cancer utilizing the most effective diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.  As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Haywood Regional Medical Center is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals.

About Lung Cancer Alliance:
Lung Cancer Alliance,, is the national organization providing hope for the lung cancer community by offering patient support, national awareness, community outreach, and advocacy to advance research into early detection and treatments for all forms of lung cancer. 

Follow Lung Cancer Alliance on Facebook: and on Twitter @LCAorg.

About Bonnie J. Addario Foundation:
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment.  For more information, visit

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