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During the pandemic, many Americans have postponed their regular cancer screenings. Now is the time to get caught up.
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.
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.
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.