MOORESVILLE, Ind. – As a part of lung cancer awareness month, Franciscan Health Mooresville will be hosting the one-of-a-kind Mega Lungs exhibit in its lobby on Friday, November 10, from 9-11:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.
Mega Lungs is an approximately 10-foot-long by 12-foot-high by 15-foot-wide inflatable set of lungs, which will provide hospital visitors and staff a highly interactive and educational experience about the respiratory system’s most critical organs.
Attendees can step inside to experience the human lung model, learn about the various structures and normal lung functions, observe examples of lung trauma and disease as well as view displays explaining some of the latest respiratory medical treatments.
The Mega Lungs display highlights common defects, current respiratory treatment options along with showing healthy and diseased lung tissue related to: COVID-19, asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, emphysema and vaping.
Information will be provided on lung cancer, lung diseases, and methods for treatment. Staff will be on-hand to answer any questions that attendees may have.
Information will also be available on Francsican Health’s $49 lung scan promotion for those who qualify. The lung scan is a low-dose CT scan used for the early detection of lung cancer. To qualify, indviduals must be age 50 or older and have a history of smoking at least 1 pack a day for 20 years, but have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer.
Attendees are invited to see this impressive display and learn something new about the lungs.
Franciscan Health Mooresville is located at 1201 Hadley Road in Mooresville, Ind.