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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – Whether you still smoke or you quit years ago, a lung cancer screening can help you stay on top of your health. Geisinger is hosting a virtual education session for the community to learn about their risk of developing lung cancer and how they can be screened for the disease. The free one-hour event is being held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. 

To register for the event, you must be between the ages of 55 and 77 and currently a smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years. During the virtual event, Geisinger staff will provide an overview of a lung cancer screening and who should be getting them. Staff will also answer any questions you may have on lung cancer and care.

You are eligible to receive a yearly screening if you:

  • Are between ages 55 and 77 
  • Have a 30-pack-year history of smoking (e.g., 1 pack a day for 30 years, 2 packs a day for 15 years, or other variations) 
    • During the virtual event, staff will help you calculate your pack-year history. 
  • Smoke or have quit smoking within the last 15 years

“If you’re concerned about your risk for the disease, a lung cancer screening is a great way to catch it early and get the right treatment,” said Dr. Matthew Facktor, general thoracic surgeon and chair of Thoracic Surgery for the Geisinger Heart Institute. “With COVID-19 still in our communities, this virtual event is a great way of continuing important discussions about your health while staying safe at home.”

Registration for the Nov. 18 event is required. To sign up or for more information, visit geisinger.org/LungScreening or call 570-271-LUNG (5864).

 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

 
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