Lung Cancer

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Ten Million Missed Cancer Screenings During the Pandemic

As a result of the pandemic, many Americans have postponed their regular cancer screenings for fear of getting sick while visiting a hospital crowded with COVID-19 patients. Now is the time to get caught up on your screenings.

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New Innovation Holds Promise in Fighting Lung Cancer

Christine Ash struggled with recurring lung cancer for nearly 20 years. After her doctor identified a concerning spot in her lung, in a tricky place that would traditionally be difficult to reach, new technology was used at UH to get the tissue.

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Cooking Out? How to Avoid the Potential Health Hazards of Grilling

Outdoor grilling is one summer’s great pleasures, but the alluring sound of sizzle and smell of smoke also can mean possible health hazards. Cooking meat at high temperatures creates compounds that are linked to cancer.

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Lung Cancer Screening May Extend Life Expectancy

A simple screening called low-dose computed tomography can detect lung cancer early, when it is small and very treatable. LDCT can reduce the risk of dying in heavy smokers and former smokers who quit within the last 15 years.

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