Lung Cancer

Recent Articles

  • Preventing Cancer - Lifestyle Factors That Reduce Your Risk

    The thought of cancer can be concerning. Learn what lifestyle factors play key roles in cancer development and what you can do to lower your overall cancer risk.

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  • Preventing Cancer - 4 Specific Types

    According to recent studies, it’s believed that up to 1/3 of cancers can be prevented through specific actions and lifestyle modifications. Learn what the four most preventable cancers are and what you can do to lower your risk. 

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  • Lung Cancer

    Mary Gaffney, RN, Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator
    Did you know that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States? More people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. There are a number of reasons that lung cancer doesn’t get as much attention as some other cancers, but probably the biggest one is the stigma associated with lung cancer. 

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  • Free Lung Cancer Screenings for Veterans

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This is such an important awareness initiative, because many people don’t realize that lung cancer is so prevalent and deadly.  More people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Also, Veterans are at an even higher risk of lung cancer due to the prevalence of smoking in the Armed Services.  

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  • Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

    According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.  An annual test for lung cancer intended for long-term smokers (Low dose CT) is now offered by Deaconess Hospital and can help detect lung cancer at its earliest, most-treatable stages.

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  • Low Dose CT

    Dr. Ahmed talks about Low Dose CT Scan. 

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