Treatment Advances in Lung Cancer - VHS


Health Care Literacy Series - Cancer Education PT 4
Topic: “Treatment Advances in Lung Cancer”


Frank Detterbeck, M.D.,  Co-Director, TOP Program, Professor of Thoracic Surger, Yale University School of Medicine
Irene Scanlon, LCSW, TOP Program

Cancer Facts:

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
  • Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer among Caucasians, African Americans, Asians, and Hispanic males.
  • Lung cancer will kill nearly twice as many women as breast cancer this year.
  • Current smokers: 35-40% of new lung cancer cases;
  • Former smokers: 50% of new lung cancer cases;
  • Never smoked: 10-15% of new lung cancer cases.
  • Lung Cancer causes over 30% of all cancer deaths.
  • The lungs are part of the respiratory system.
  • The Lungs supply oxygen to the blood while removing carbon dioxide.
  • Lung cancer may spread to the lymph nodes or other tissues in  the chest (including the other lung).
  • In many cases, lung cancer may also spread to other organs of the body, such as the bones, brain, or liver.

Types of Lung Cancer :
Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell &  Lung Cancer, Small Cell

Risk Factors for Lung Cancer include the following:
· Smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes now or in the past.
· Being exposed to second-hand smoke.
· Being exposed to asbestos or radon.

Lung Cancer Screening
  •   Screening is important because by the time symptoms appear cancer may have begun to spread
  •   Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms.
  •   Screening helps to find cancer at an early stage.
  •   When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat.

Two tests have commonly been used to screen for lung cancer are:
  • Chest x-ray & Sputum Cytology - Testing Saliva for Cancer Cells.
  • Even stage II & IV Cancers are treatable.  Get more information!

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