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Free lung cancer assessments Nov. 11 at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Trumbull

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

BRIDGEPORT, CT (Nov 3, 2021) – Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Trumbull and Yale Cancer Center will provide free lung cancer risk assessments on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 8 am – noon. Assessments will be performed by Vincent Mase, MD, and Megin Iaccarino, APRN, lung cancer screening coordinator for Yale Thoracic Surgery. If eligible, a lung cancer CT screening may be done on the same day. All veterans in attendance will receive a Smilow Cancer Hospital Challenge Coin. The assessments are open to all current and former smokers.

The Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center is located at Park Avenue Medical Center, East Pavilion, 5520 Park Avenue. Call 203-337-8779 for more information.

Dr. Mase uses the latest technologies for the surgical treatment of lung cancer, chest wall deformities and other problems that affect the chest. He is skilled in performing minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He treats patients at the Yale New Haven Hospital campus, Bridgeport Hospital campus and the Park Avenue Medical Center campus in Trumbull.

Dr. Mase is also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has close to 20 years of service time, both on active duty and in the reserves. His duty assignments include Schweinfurt, Germany; Seoul, South Korea, and a combat tour in Tikrit, Iraq.

“I feel fortunate to have had a robust military experience and am grateful for the opportunities the military has given me to grow professionally and personally. It is always a privilege to care for soldiers, families and veterans,” Dr. Mase stated.

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community. www.bridgeporthospital.org

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