Surgery for Lung Cancer (Part 2)

by lowes1 on May 10, 2010

Overview: More than 85 percent of lung cancer cases are smoking-related. In this interview, we hear from a chest surgeon who specializes in treating lung and esophageal cancer about the trends in smoking in the United States. The interview also covers lung cancer, including how it develops and how it is treated. Part One: Cancer death rates Trends in smoking Lung cancer Pack years Second hand smoke Part Two: Diagnosing lung cancer Types of lung cancer Lung cancer symptoms Staging Lobectomy Recurrence Rate Dr. Richard Battafarano, head of thoracic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Battafarano is also an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Links: Lung Cancer Surgery (Part 1) Lung Cancer Surgery (Part 2) Maryland Thoracic Surgery Dr. Richard Battafarano

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ACEDcomputers May 10, 2010 at 8:47 am

Yes. But if you quit your chances improve over the years. After about 2 years your chances are almost as good as someone who never smoked.

LEATHEL100 May 10, 2010 at 8:48 am

what if you only smoked from 14 to 20 is ther a chance you can get it?

lebanesemafia1981 May 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

nice clip

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