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Lung Health

It’s Time to Quit Smoking. We Can Help.

Submitted by Kelly Thompson, Respiratory Therapist

Each year about 1.3 million smokers quit. Are you ready? According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths per year which turns out to be 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that smoking is the cause of...
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Finding Lung Cancer Early Saves Lives

Submitted by Victor Banzon, MD

Evidence-based screening can find cancer before it spreads Doctors who treat lung cancer want to catch the disease in its earliest stages, before patients even start showing symptoms. That’s because symptoms — such as a cough that does not go away, weight loss, or chest pain that is worse with deep...
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Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Submitted by Dr. Owen Thomas

More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. During November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we want to talk about who should be screened for lung cancer. Historically, lung cancer was rarely found in early stages, but the use of a relatively new Low Dose...
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