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Whittier Street Health Care Center Recognizes November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an annual observation that bring attention to the disease.

Lung cancer has been identified as the second most common cancer and is known as the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. The disease is particularly insidious since many people don’t experience symptoms until the cancer has reached an advanced stage. Contributing to this sad reality is that people of color who are diagnosed with lung cancer face worse outcomes than White Americans because they are less likely to be diagnosed early, less likely to receive surgical treatment, and more likely not to receive treatment at all.

That’s why the importance of lung cancer screenings – especially for those who smoke – are vitally important. Whittier Street Health Center partners with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide an on-site comprehensive cancer care program that offers no-cost lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation counseling. For more information or to schedule a screening, please call 617-632-5335 or 617-989-3267.

 

 

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).