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Radon and Lung Cancer: Get the Facts

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/03/12

You think you’ve done all the right things to prevent lung cancer: you don’t smoke, you eat well, and you exercise regularly, but have you ever checked your home for radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that the EPA estimates is responsible for 20,000 cases of lung cancer in the US each year. In fact, radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall and the leading cause of lung cancer among individuals whom have never smoked. Find out more about this household danger and how to protect yourself and your family during a presentation by Dr. Yelena Patsiornik, a hematologist and oncologist at St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Dr. Patsiornik will also discuss how to get your home tested. The presentation will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:30PM at the Lepage Large Conference Room at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. Registration is required. If you’re interested in attending, please call 777-8458

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