Clark’s Lung Cancer Journey

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In November 2014, Clark visited his primary physician for his annual exam and while the doctor listened to his lungs, he heard a wheeze. Due to Clark’s history of smoking, the physician ordered a lung cancer screening. Janet Bridges, RN, BSN, OCN, a nurse navigator specializing in thoracic health at Sarah Cannon at HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. … Continued

Ask the Expert: Common Questions on Smoking & Lung Cancer


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to educate yourself on the risk factors for developing lung cancer. On November 19th, the American Cancer Society celebrates the Great American Smokeout: a day to educate smokers and their families on the risks of smoking and a chance for smokers to triumph over addiction. Tobacco use … Continued

Matt’s Lung Cancer Journey


Matt, a 28-year-old graduate student from Ohio, has been fighting stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lung with multiple metastasis since age 24, and he’s never smoked. Nonsmokers make up approximately 15 percent of lung cancer patients and often attribute symptoms to other problems, resulting in later diagnosis. Matt developed a persistent cough during his summer … Continued

Sarah Cannon Lung Cancer Research Program

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Sarah Cannon is leading cutting-edge research to find new therapies for lung cancer, the deadliest form of cancer in the U.S., and providing patients access to innovative treatments in their communities. Dr. David Spigel, Director of Sarah Cannon Lung Cancer Research Program, discusses exciting new developments in lung cancer care such immunotherapy, a way to … Continued

Q&A with Dr. David Spigel, Lung Cancer Research Specialist

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Q: What inspired you to enter lung cancer research and treatment? A: I was actually focused in breast cancer during my fellowship, but when I arrived at Sarah Cannon there was a greater need in lung cancer. Fortunately, I had great mentors in lung cancer during my fellowship too – so getting inspired was pretty easy. … Continued