Tag Archives: lung 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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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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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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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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Should you get a low-dose CT scan of the lung to look for lung cancer?

My mom recently asked me if I’d suggest that she get a low-dost CT lung scan.  I should say that I am not the physician for my family–although I often do field questions. Great question!  Low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening … Continue reading

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Early detection of lung cancer may be possible

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. It kills 160,000 people per year, accounting for 28% of all cancer deaths nationwide.  The 5-year survival is only about 15%, but when a lung cancer is … Continue reading

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Endometrial, lung, and ovarian cancers: How, when, and DO we screen?

American Cancer Society Screening guidelines were just released. Endometrial cancer.  This is cancer of the lining of the uterus.  No routine screening test should be performed.  Women should have testing if they have symptoms: irregular or unexpected vaginal bleeding, especially … Continue reading

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