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Smoking greatly increases your risk of lung cancer.
Should You Get A Lung Cancer Screening?
Podcasts, Prevention 1/19/2016

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, killing 158,040 people in the U.S. in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. But early detection and treatment improve your odds of survival. According to UVA pulmonologist Howard Malpass, MD, a 2011 study showed lung cancer screening via a low-dose CT scan of the…

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5 Common Lung Cancer Beliefs: True or False?

Ryan Gentzler, MD, specializes in thoracic oncology at UVA and is part of the multidisciplinary lung cancer team at UVA Cancer Center. In this post, Gentzler debunks common myths about lung cancer in support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer: Get The Facts 1) All patients who get lung…

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Summer Vim & Vigor: Mental Illnesses & Your Overall Well-Being
Patient Stories 5/6/2015

The summer issue of our family health magazine, Vim & Vigor, focuses on the commonality of mental illness. [caption id="attachment_10109" align="alignright" width="300"] Frances and Charlie Berry were diagnosed with lung cancer just months apart.[/caption] Read about: Soccer star David Beckham opens up about dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A list…

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Small Cell vs. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Q&A with Ryan Gentzler, MD
People of UVA 11/26/2014

Ryan Gentzler, MD, is a medical oncologist at UVA Cancer Center who specializes in lung cancer.  [caption id="attachment_9169" align="alignright" width="240"] Ryan Gentzler, MD | UVA Cancer Center[/caption] What is small cell lung cancer? Small cell lung cancer is a type of cancer that forms from neuroendocrine cells, or specialized cells…

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Lung Cancer in Women: Time to Face the Facts and Get Screened
Prevention 11/24/2014

Which cancer do you think kills the most women? Chances are, you guessed breast cancer. Incorrect! Believe it or not, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. In a recent study by the American Lung Association to measure awareness of lung cancer risk, only 1 percent of…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Thoracic Surgeon Benjamin Kozower
People of UVA 9/24/2014

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH, is a thoracic surgeon and associate professor of surgery and public health sciences. What did you want to be when…

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