Dr Silvestri

Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Medical University of South Carolina, describes the steps necessary to work up a lung cancer diagnosis, from initial scan to choice of treatment.

Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Medical University of South Carolina, defines pulmonary function testing, and describes how lung cancer surgeons use them.

Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Medical University of South Carolina, discusses the use of PET scans in lung cancer workup.

Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Medical University of South Carolina, describes several procedures used to obtain biopsy tissue in order to diagnose lung cancer.

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Thought I should add that I am 65, former 30 yr smoker quit 8 yrs ago. Otherwise active and decent health. I will welcome any insight/answers to my questions whether to...

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I'm sorry you're going through this scare. I can't say if the 7mm growth in 7 years will or won't be a problem in the rather...

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Usually the conversation is between the op and mod and/or faculty though we would like to have other members join in to share experiences, knowledge, and support. more heads are better...

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Blood/liquid biopsies can detect cancer cells but usually only if there are a lot of cancer cells circulating. So...