Freeman Health System celebrated the opening of Freeman Lung Institute with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The clinic, the first and only in the area, gives patients access to screening, diagnosis, treatment and support of life-threatening lung diseases in one convenient location.
44th Annual Great American Smokeout Urges Smokers to Quit
Nov 21, 2019
Joplin, MO – November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and more than 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout event November 21 can be day one for smokers to make a plan to quit smoking.
Approximately 230,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States and of these approximately 140,000 patients die each year of lung cancer. This makes lung cancer the #1 cause of cancer deaths both in males and females. In 90% of lung cancer patients, smoking is believed to be the biggest risk factor.