Compiled cross-posting by Emilia Dunham, Program Associate
A new four-segment “ask-the-expert” video series, available online at BecomeAnEX.org, is devoted to helping smokers understand their risks for lung cancer. Legacy, through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech, developed the videos and related resource materials to educate former and current smokers on the lung cancer screening process. The videos feature Dr. James Mulshine of Rush University Medical Center and real-life patients: one who asks questions about CT spiral scans and the other who shares his firsthand experience. A companion online discussion group in the EX Community is also available for cancer survivors who are quitting smoking.
Legacy, through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech, has developed a series of short “ask-the-expert” videos designed to educate current and former smokers on the process of lung cancer screenings. The videos are now posted online at BecomeAnEX.org.
The four-video series provides expert commentary and personal insight from a former smoker about CT scans as a means of earlier detection of lung cancer. Specifically, Dr. James Mulshine of Rush University Medical Center provides an overview of spiral CT scans and talks with a patient about the screening process. Also, another patient describes his firsthand experience of having a CT scan.
The video segments are supplemented by downloadable fact sheets that answer questions about the scan and promote conversations that smokers should have with their clinicians about accessing spiral CT scans.
Another supportive element is a new online discussion group, Cancer Survivors Supporting Each Other to Quit Smoking, which provides a place to share stories and support one another in quit smoking attempts. To join this group, visit BecomeAnEX.org and click on The EX Community.
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