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November 17, 2011

Hospital raises awareness of lung cancer during the Great American Smokeout

Las Vegas, NV — Sunrise Hospital is proud to introduce a new lung cancer screening program to the community. To promote early detection and increase the chances for long-term survival, the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Sunrise offers low-cost CT scans of the lungs for high-risk individuals.

Today also marks the American Cancer Society’s 36th Great American Smokeout—a day to encourage smokers to quit smoking or make a plan to quit smoking in the near future. Sunrise Hospital, which recently became a tobacco-free campus on July 1, 2011, developed this program to raise awareness and early detection of lung cancer in the community.

Known as the silent killer, most cases of lung cancer are found in later stages, when treatment is less successful. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women, with approximately 222,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society.

According to the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the use of spiral CT may reduce mortality rates by 20 percent rather than the conventional chest X-ray in older current or former heavy smokers. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and its partners conducted this trial to obtain the most reliable results possible about the potential benefits of lung cancer screening. The results of this study have provided sufficient evidence of the benefits of utilizing the CT scan to detect lung cancer.

For more information on these screenings or to take our Lung Cancer Screening Assessment Tool to determine your level of risk, visit SunriseLungCancer.com.

About Sunrise Hospital:
Voted the number hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the community. As the healthcare leader of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and only full comprehensive stroke center, Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery, wound care and rehabilitation. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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