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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women; taking more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. Smokers aren't the only ones at risk. But there is some good news, research offers hope for earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments. On this episode of Health Link we help you assess your risk and bring you the latest in prevention and treatment options.

Guests

Louis DeCunzo Jr., MD, FACS
Dr. Louis DeCunzo is a thoracic surgeon.  Dr. DeCunzo is the Medical Director of the Center for Lung & Chest Surgery at Glens Falls Hospital.  The Center offers innovative new technology for diagnosing and staging lung cancer.  Dr. DeCunzo is Chairman of The Glens Falls Hospital Cancer Committee and Co-director of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program at Glens Falls Hospital.

Phyllis Goldstein
Phyllis Goldstein is a Lung Cancer Survivor and Director of the Capital Region Office of the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Eileen A. Clinton
Eileen Clinton lost her husband, Bill Champagne to lung cancer in 2004.  He was 53 years old.  In December of 2012, a federal jury in U.S. District Court in White Plains awarded her $1.34 million in a verdict against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, which owns the company that made the Lucky Strike cigarettes her husband started smoking when he was 12.  It is believed to be the first federal jury verdict in favor of a former smoker against Big Tobacco in New York.  Eileen is the former project coordinator for the smoking cessation program at the Medical Society of the State of New York.  She serves on the leadership board of the American Lung Association and continues to work with the Lung Cancer Alliance. 

Makenzi Evangelist, MD
Dr. Makenzi Evangelist specializes in hematology & oncology.  She is in practice with New York Oncology Hematology at Albany Medical Center.

Related Resources

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

Lung Cancer Alliance

The Medical Society of the State of New York

MedlinePlus

National Cancer Institute

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

Wadsworth Center - NewYork State Department of Health

American Childhood Cancer Association

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