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Denise Brock

Denise has over 30 years of varying experience in and out of the healthcare arena.  In August 2009 she joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as one of its first employees.  She has grown with the organization and now oversees the operational movement of programs, efficiency, and effectiveness within the organization, as well as the daily processes and functions.  

 

Lung Cancer Video Library - Spanish Language: Video #9 Lung Cancer Screening Pros and Cons
Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:22
Los pros y los contras de la detencion del cancer de pulmón
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Denise Brock
 

For our 9th video in the GRACE Spanish Lung Cancer Library, Dr. Brian Hunis, Medical Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program, Memorial Cancer Institute, Miami, Florida, joined GRACE to discuss the basics of Lung Cancer for Spanish-speaking patients and caregivers, in this video Dr. Hunis reviews the pros and cons of lung cancer screening.  

 


 

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Los pros y los contras de la detencion del cancer de pulmón

La pesquisa para el cancer de pulmón es relativamente nueva. Un estudio muy grande llamado NSLT o estudio de pesquisa en cancer de pulmón, ha demostrado una reducción de muerte por cancer de pulmón, en pacientes con alto riesgo. Los pacientes con alto riesgo son aquellos con por lo menos una exposición a tabaco por cigarrillo de un paquete diario por lo menos por 30 años para pacientes mayores de 65 años.

Una tomografía computada de baja radiación ha demostrado que se pueden encontrar lesiones pequeñas cuando el cancer de pulmón está en estadios tempranos, por lo cual es curativo.

En pacientes que cumplen con las características del estudio, el pro del poder hacer una pesquisa es que en esos pacientes se mostrar cancer de pulmón en estadios tempranos. Las contras es que a veces esos pacientes se van a tener que someter a biopsias que puede resultar ser innecesarias por lesiones pequeñas que pueden resultar no cancerosas.


 

Pros and cons of lung cancer screening

Research for lung cancer is relatively new. A big trial, NSLT or national lung screening trial has shown a reduction in death for lung cancer in high-risk patients. High-risk patients are those with a higher tobacco exposure of about one cigarette to one daily pack for 30 years in patients older than 65.

A low radiation computed tomography proved that there are some small signs when lung cancer is in the early stage which indicated that it is curable.

In patients that are suitable for the study, the pros of doing an inquest are to find and diagnose early stage lung cancer. However, the cons are that in these patients a biopsy should be done and it could possibly end up being unnecessary for non-cancerous lesions.

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