PHCS to Host Web Chat on Signs and Treatment of Lung Cancer

Jul 11, 2012

David B. Sokol, MD, board certified in hematology and medical oncology and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), will discuss the symptoms and treatment options for lung cancer and take questions from a live Internet audience on Thursday, July 19.

The Web chat, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., will be the latest in a series of events by PHCS to give consumers access to seminars hosted by medical professionals without leaving their homes. The chats are hosted on PHCS' UStream channel:

Before taking audience questions, Dr. Sokol will provide an overview of the signs and symptoms associated with lung cancer; screenings, early detection and diagnosis; stages of lung cancer; and the treatment options available.

To participate in the Web chat, users will need a PC or MAC with a broadband Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player installed. Download the latest Adobe Flash Player at

Participants will be required to log in or create a new account at the site to ask questions. To pre-register, call (888) 897-8979 or visit

Those who register will be entered in a random drawing immediately following the Web chat for one of several $25 gift cards.

Previous Web chats hosted by PHCS have covered topics including advances in fertility treatment; urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic floor disorders; bariatric surgery; nutrition and sustainable weight loss; heart and vascular health; pediatric emergencies; sleep disorders; gastrointestinal disorders; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); osteoporosis; probiotics; and the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Those Web chats can be viewed at