downloadOn Thursday, October 22nd, Thoracic Surgeon, Adam Braze, M.D. will be speaking at KRMC’s monthly Lunch & Learn. His topic will be “Lung Cancer Screening and Monitoring Detected Lung Spots.”

Dr. Braze has been instrumental in starting a new lung cancer screening program at Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) for people at high-risk of lung cancer. The goal of the program is to detect lung cancer early, when treatment is most effective. Screening involves a painless low-dose computed tomography scan (called low-dose CT), which produces a detailed picture of the lungs and airways.

Screening can reveal a tiny “spot” on the lung called a “lung nodule”. Most lung nodules are not cancer and come from a current infection or scar tissue from an old infection. However, a “spot” can also be an early sign of lung cancer and require prompt evaluation. Even if the lung nodule presents no current threat, it must be regularly monitored for any change.

As a board-certified thoracic surgeon, Dr. Braze is skilled in the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the chest; with a major focus on lung and esophageal cancer. He teams with local pulmonologists, radiologists, and other healthcare experts to provide multi-disciplinary care to patients at high-risk of lung cancer at KRMC’s Lung Nodule Clinic. For many of these patients, he acts as an advocate on their behalf and helps manage their case throughout the continuum of care.

Lunch & Learn features a different medical professional each month, focusing on important healthcare topics. The seminars are free and held in the Del E. Webb Wellness Center Conference Rooms from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Participants bring their own lunch and KRMC provides a beverage and dessert.

There is no charge for the program but seating is limited. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. the day of the event. To ensure enough seating and desserts, please contact KRMC’s Public Relations at 681-8514 to make a reservation.

Please note: This month’s Lunch and Learn has been moved to Thursday for this month only. We will return to the normal schedule of the third Wednesday of the month in November.