Lung Cancer Screening

 

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, making up almost 25% of all cancer deaths, and the American Cancer Society estimates over 2,500 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed a year in Mississippi. One reason why lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death […]

 

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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.  As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and the day matured into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  During the month, people throughout the country come together to support the lung […]

 

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Coping with Cancer during the Holidays

 

As the classic holiday song goes, it is the most wonderful time of the year.  But do you know what else the happiest season of all brings?  Stress.  With all the planning, shopping, decorating and cooking, it’s easy to become tired and overwhelmed.  When cancer treatment is added to the mix, holiday stress can become […]

 

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African-American Men and Lung Cancer

 

Check out this infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding African-American men and lung cancer.

 

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Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me?

 

Review these key points from the American Lung Association with your physician if you are worried about your risk for lung cancer.

 

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To Screen or Not to Screen for Lung Cancer?

 

A study in CHEST, a peer-reviewed medical journal covering chest diseases and related issues, determined that a structured prescreening counseling and shared decision-making visit with healthcare professionals lead to a better understanding of the benefits and risks, as well as the eligibility criteria, of lung cancer screening using a low-dose CT scan. This is an […]

 

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National Radon Action Month

 

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless […]

 

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American Cancer Society: An Introduction to Common Treatments for Lung Cancer

 

Have you or a loved one been newly diagnosed with lung cancer? In this video from the American Cancer Society, you’ll learn about the most common treatments for lung cancer which may include surgery, radiation therapy, radiofrequency ablation (RFA); chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

 

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Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute […]

 

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Lung Cancer Facts infographic

 

 

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