MEDIA ALERT: Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer: Lung Cancer Free Educational Workshop for People Affected by Lung Cancer | American Lung Association

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MEDIA ALERT: Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer: Lung Cancer Free Educational Workshop for People Affected by Lung Cancer

(November 10, 2015) - LAS VEGAS, NV

The College of Southern Nevada will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer – a free workshop for people affected by lung cancer and their loved ones and caregivers. Fundamental information about the most current lung cancer treatments, strategies for symptom/side-effect management, tools for survivorship and a new diagnostic tool for early detection of lung cancer will be discussed. The American Lung Association and Steinberg Diagnostics will present this workshop on Thursday, December 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at College of Southern Nevada, 6375 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 in Room K101.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer streamlines crucial resources available to people in treatment for lung cancer. Created by Cancer Support Community, this workshop includes a complimentary copy of the booklet Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer.

Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome.  To register, please call 702-431-6333 or go to Light refreshments will be served.

The Workshop will include:

Brian D. Lawenda, M.D., Clinical Director of 21st Century Oncology Las Vegas. Dr. Lawenda received the "Top Doctor" Award in radiation oncology by U.S. News & World Report. 

Mark Winkler, M.D., Radiologist and Partner, Steinberg Diagnostics, Las Vegas. Vegas Inc. wrote, “It’s no wonder that research is Dr. Winkler’s passion.”  

Dr. Winkler was one of the first MRI-trained fellows in the world and was the clinical director of the MRI Research Facility at UCSF and neuroradiologist at San Francisco General Hospital.

Marci Roiter, MSW, LSW. Ms. Roiter has been a member of the DaVita HealthCare Partners team for more than 8 years and is a graduate of the UNLV School of Social Work.

Lysa Buonanno is a wife, mother and stage IV lung cancer survivor. She is a nationally recognized blogger on lung cancer survival issues and serves as a spokesperson for the American Lung Association in Nevada.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly.

Note:  Reporters are welcome to attend the workshop, however, please contact us in advance if you are interested in bringing a photo/videographer or would like a facility tour.

CONTACT: Valerie Weiderman  |  American Lung Association in Nevada - Las Vegas
P: 702-948-4161 
E: [email protected] 

About the American Lung Association in Nevada 

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and 

tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit the newly redesigned website:

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As the nation’s premier resource for lung health, the new has been redesigned with a focus on user experience on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. From the doctor’s office to the family dinner table, individuals with a lung disease and their support teams are able to access lung health resources and information the moment they need it. 

About the Cancer Support Community

The mission of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.  Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for patients and families affected by all types of cancer.  In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community.  CSC provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of more than 50 local affiliates, over 100 satellite locations and online.  For more information, visit

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