Category Archives: Cancer

What are the lung cancer screening recommendations?

What are the lung cancer screening recommendations?  Recently the ACCP (The American College of Chest Physicians) published their new lung cancer screening guidelines. Who should get an ANNUAL lung cancer screening? Adults aged 55 to 77 years of age who … Continue reading

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Incidentalomas? What’s the chance….?

Incidentalomas? (Incidental findings found on imaging tests)  What’s the chance…?  Recently 20 systematic reviews of observational studies were combined to show which imaging test/region reports the greatest number of incidental findings?  And, of these findings, what are the chances that … Continue reading

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Free Radon tests! Why to test? How to test? What’s important?

Radon. Why to test? How to test? What’s important? **Short-term tests are free to Nevadans until February 28, 2019 in honor of National Radon Action Month. Look at website (at bottom of post) for locations for test pick up!** Radon … Continue reading

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Tales from the hospital newborn rounds with medical students…What do we screen for?

Tales from the hospital newborn rounds with medical students… What do we screen for? Oh, my life as a physician and medical educator.  I have a new crop of green third-year medical students.  They have just spent two years studying … Continue reading

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Should you as an ex-smoker have a CT scan to rule out lung cancer?

Should you as an ex-smoker have a CT scan to rule out lung cancer?  This is a great question. A few years ago the National Lung Screening Trial found a reduction in disease-specific and all-cause mortality with lung cancer screening.  … Continue reading

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NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations

  NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations. To help diagnose breast cancer, the American Cancer Society suggests mammography starting at 45 years of age with annual screening until 54 years of age and then every other year after 54. To prevent cervical … Continue reading

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Are you a woman concerned about breast cancer?

Are you a woman concerned about breast cancer?  There is a fantastic online tool to help you figure out your risk of having breast cancer. https://www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/  

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