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

Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Common Treatments

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Mesothelioma (also known as malignant mesothelioma) is a rare cancer that affects the thin layer of tissue (mesothelium) lining the chest, abdominal cavities and most of the organs within them. Mesothelioma tumors are typically associated with asbestos and erionite exposure, although only a small fraction of individuals exposed to erionite or asbestos actually develop mesothelioma. … 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