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The nation recognizes lung cancer this November during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn about the disease and participate in its prevention. La Peer Health Systems’ physicians, including thoracic surgeon Dr. Ali Mahtabifard, believe that creating awareness helps motivate the community to fight against the disease.
“There are numerous factors that cause lung cancer,” said Ali Mahtabifard, MD, Medical Director of the Thoracic Surgery Center of Excellence, a division of La Peer Health Systems. “Dedicating November to helping people understand those causes, is a positive step towards stopping the disease.”
During November, The American Lung Association seeks to educate people about the diverse factors that cause lung cancer and the ways to minimize one’s risk of developing the disease. While lung cancer is often the result of long-term and second-hand tobacco exposure, the disease is also caused by numerous other factors, including lifestyle choices, genetic issues, and environmental issues.
“We are dedicated to helping people minimize their risk of developing lung cancer,” added Dr. Mahtabifard, “and we take every opportunity we can to teach others about prevention. Lung Cancer Awareness Month gives us an opportunity to bring up the subject with patients, family, and friends. We also encourage the community to be proactive in protecting their lung health.”
Lung Cancer Awareness is one of the many such programs supported by La Peer Health Systems. The medical center’s physicians have also participated in Breast Cancer Awareness and Prostate Cancer Awareness in September. All La Peer physicians are advocates of early detection, and they consider awareness months occasions to initiate conversations about prevention with family and friends.
Dr. Mahtabifard is medical director of La Peer Health Systems’ Thoracic Surgery Center of Excellence, which is an outpatient facility specializing in minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures for excessive sweating. Joined by his colleague Dr. Clark B. Fuller, the doctors are a medical team specializing in some of the most technologically advanced surgical and reconstructive procedures performed in a comfortable and controlled outpatient environment.
La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hill offering excellent patient care combined with the most medically advanced treatments possible. La Peer was founded by doctors and consists of 50 world-renowned physicians focused in 14 specialties providing comprehensive medical treatment. Patients are taken from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, and surgery followed up by aftercare. Medical specialties include orthopedics & sports medicine, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, thoracic surgery,gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, and anesthesiology. La Peer is an outpatient alternative to a large hospital offering extremely personal care in a controlled, safe, and comfortable environment.
To learn more about La Peer Health Systems, visit http://www.lapeerhealth.com.