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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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Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon and deadly cancer

Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon AND deadly cancer.  It is the 12th most common cause of cancer in the US and usually diagnosed at an advanced stage.  Only 3% of stage III patients are alive at 5 years.  Pancreatic cancer … Continue reading

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Want a synopsis of a Pulitzer-prize-winning oncologist/author with FASCINATING ideas?

Want a synopsis of a Pulitzer-prize-winning oncologist/author with FASCINATING ideas?  Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, PhD this week came to University of Nevada Reno and spoke to a packed crowd. Dr. Mukherjee has written two books: The Emperor of all Maladies: A … Continue reading

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Is there a link between weight and cancer?

Is there a link between weight and cancer?  We think yes!  Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“The CDC”) published a report that being overweight or obese significantly increased the risk of developing at least 13 (!) … Continue reading

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver, an epidemic

Did you know that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequent cause of chronic liver disease in the US and around the world?  Yes!  It is.  Researchers think that nearly one-third of Americans has this disease.  There is … Continue reading

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Lung cancer screening

Wow! Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths in the United States. 7% of Americans will be diagnosed and 6% will die from it.   Among heavy smokers, 33% of them will die from lung cancer.   In the 1960s … Continue reading

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