Dr. Jed Gorden, Swedish Cancer Institute, reviews the lung cancer screening process, including low-dose CT scanning, smoking cessation, follow-up testing and counseling, and describes the potential benefits.
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses smoking, asbestos, radon and other risk factors for lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Video Library - Potential Advantages, Disadvantages and Limitations of Lung Cancer Screening
Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Medical University of South Carolina, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of lung cancer screenings.
Drs. Ben Solomon, Leora Horn, & Jack West review impressive data demonstrating a striking survival improvement from successful efforts at smoking cessation among smokers undergoing lung cancer CT screening.
In Part 1 of 2 videos about squamous lung cancer, Dr. Chad Pecot explains what doctors look for and ask about when diagnosing lung cancer, and how you can be sure you received the correct diagnosis.
This long-overdue podcast by Dr.
Capitalizing on a "Teachable Moment": Lung Cancer Screening, Smoking Cessation, and Cost-Effectiveness
The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a protocol with over 50,000 former or current smokers between ages 55 and 75, justifiably became a major news story when the results demonstrated a significant improvement in lung cancer-specific and all-cause mortality of 20% and 6.7%, respectively.
I missed part of the presentation of the SATURN survival data at the World Lung Conference to hear a very provocative presentation by my cross-town colleague, Dr. Barbara Campling. I know and respect Dr. Campling from her time at the Philadelphia VA, where she took excellent care of veterans with lung cancer for many years. At thoracic tumor board, she could always be counted on to ask about a lung cancer patient’s smoking and smoking cessation history.
First, let me begin by thanking Kareena and Ned for an interesting and important conversation about the causes of smoking and the decline in risk from quitting. In this thread, debate arose about the nature of the decline in lung cancer risk after quitting, in particular whether it ever reached the same levels as a never-smoker.
Imagine that you're a longtime smoker who is well aware of the health risks of smoking, not only in terms of lung cancer but also other cancers, heart disease, and other illnesses. You want to quit smoking, and perhaps you've tried several times, even trying Chantix, the nicotine patch, and other techniques. But in the end, it's been hard to kick the pleasurable sensation of cigarettes. What if you could just remove that?