Early CT Screening Is Critical to Reducing Lung Cancer Deaths

Thoracic surgeon and robotics innovator Dr. Farid Gharagozloo believes regular early screenings and better follow-up care will significantly reduce the annual number of Americans dying of lung cancer by almost two-thirds. Gharagozloo, director of cardiothoracic surgery at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, says the medical establishment in the U.S. and patients themselves share the blame for the unreasonably high number of lung cancer deaths today. Patients need to be more assertive. Doctors need to be more aggressive. Together, they can make a big difference. "We can turn this thing around — change the whole story of lung cancer — if we just approach it correctly," Gharagozloo told Asbestos.com. "And it's not that complicated. We already have the tools we need." The American Lung Association estimates that 158,000 Americans will die in 2015 from lung cancer, which is 27 percent of all cancer deaths and more than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Although smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke is responsible for an estimated 85 percent of all lung cancer cases, an exposure to toxic asbestos greatly increases the risk. Dr. Farid Gharagozloo shares his thoughts about robotic thoracic surgery. Early Detection Is Key to Reducing Lung Cancer Deaths Gharagozloo believes the key to reducing lung cancer deaths is an aggressive promotion of readily available CT (computed t...
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Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
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Source: Life Sciences in Space Research - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Polymer Degradation and Stability - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Radiation oncologist Dr. Andrea McKee believes deaths from lung cancer — including those related to asbestos exposure — could be reduced significantly by increased utilization of early CT screening. McKee, chair of radiation oncology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Maine, has been a strong proponent of early screening for several years. “We could be saving tens of thousands of lives every year with this,” McKee told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “There is nothing else like it. The life-saving potential is the most important thing that has happened to cancer in my...
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Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy instead of conventional medicine significantly decrease their chances of survival, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Although the popularity of alternative medicine continues to grow, a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found survival rates significantly reduced for those who use it as first-line therapy. Conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation — still produce a much better chance of survival. Mesothelioma was not included in the study, but the findings are relevant to this rare ...
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