Men’s Health Week: The Importance of Cancer Screening

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During Men’s Health Week, it is important to educate yourself and the men in your life on the proactive steps you can take to keeping your body healthy. Cancer screening is a crucial part of maintaining your body’s health. Regular screenings can detect cancer at early stages which, in turn, may make it easier to … Continued

Jack’s Cancer Journey

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Jack, a 63-year-old, has been living with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen, since 2008. After being treated with chemotherapy and radiation for a year, Jack came to Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tenn., to find a more effective treatment for his cancer. An active golfer and … Continued

Latest Advancements in Lung Cancer Treatment: Q&A with Dr. David Spigel

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This Saturday, Free to Breathe will host its second annual 5k Run/Walk in Nashville, Tenn. Sarah Cannon at Tennessee Oncology is the presenting sponsor at the event helping to unite the community to raise vital funds for research and support those facing lung cancer. David Spigel, MD, Chief Scientific Officer and Director the Lung Research … Continued

Lung Cancer Screenings and Risk Factors

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 6.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with lung or bronchus cancer at some point during their lifetime. Both non-small cell and small cell lung cancer share several risk factors. It is especially important to … Continued

Understanding Lung Cancer and Treatment Options

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Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer, exceeded only by breast cancer. It’s estimated that in 2015, there will be 221,200 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed, which represents 13.3 percent of all new cancer cases. Lung cancer can develop within the five lobes that make up the right and left lungs and … Continued