MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Breathe in. Breath out. That’s your lungs working. Now imagine seeing your lungs working at twice your height. You can now do just that at the Baptist Cancer Center.
The hospital is holding a Mega Lungs inflatable exhibit during lung cancer awareness month.
A doctor there says the number of cases in our areas continues to go up. Lung cancer is one of the top diseases that kills hundreds of Mid-Southerners a year.
But the disease is survivable.
“Lung cancer is our problem because although you will hear that the death rate from lung cancer and the occurrence of lung cancer in America has been going down, if you took all of America and meshed it together, absolutely true for men since 1990, for women since 2002. In the counties in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, actually, that’s not true,” said Dr. Ray Osarogiagbon, an oncologist at the Baptist Cancer Center.
Visitors can tour inside the lungs to learn about lung cancer, screenings, and reducing your risk for the disease.
The hospital was also given a $10,000 check to continue their life-saving research.