Screening for lung cancer

ALA3dStackStateAKCigarette smoking is the most well-known risk factor associated with lung cancer, but this cancer occurs in those who have never smoked. What are the other risk factors? Who is at risk? Who should you be screened for this particularly dangerous type of cancer and how should those at risk be screened?

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton

GUEST:

  • Marge Stoneking, executive director, American Lung Association in Alaska
  • Richard Chung, MD, radiation oncologist, Anchorage and Valley Radiation Therapy Center

LINKS:

Free advice from Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line (call 1-800 QUIT-NOW)

American Lung Association in Alaska

Alaska and Valley Radiation Therapy Center

Info on lung cancer from the American Lung Association

Info from  the National Institutes of Health

Info on lung cancer screening from the National Cancer Institute

WTF? for Lung Cancer, a social media effort to raise awareness about lung cancer

 

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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, November 16, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

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