MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Medical Center of Central Georgia is raising awareness for the disease with various events around middle Georgia.
MCCG's Director of Oncology, Nancy White said the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the U.S. is lung cancer.
On Thursday, November 14th a seminar will be available to teach participants how to take action against radon. The event, Radon 101 will begin at 3p.m. at North Macon Park located at 815 North Macon Park Drive. Free home radon test kits will be available, call (478) 633-8537 by November 12 to RSVP.
Also in November, tobacco users will be encouraged to make a plan to quit for good. The Great American Smokeout is an event on Thursday, November 21st that encourages tobacco users to turn in their cigarettes. The following locations in Macon will gladly accept your tobacco products:
MCCG's All Spice Cafe and Heartworks at MCCG both located at 777 Hemlock Street
The Family Health Center at 3780 Eisenhower Parkway
The Macon Health Club located at 389 First Street
The Wellness Center at 3797 Northside Drive
The Cancer Life Center at MCCG will also provide free CT scan lung screenings for the first 50 patients to contact the facility. For more information, call (478) 633-9111.