Category Archives: lung/pulmonary

Up Close images: Raising awareness about cancer

  Light-filled luminarias greeted visitors to the Upstate Cancer Center for the annual Lung Cancer Vigil on a crisp autumn evening in November. Indoors, the Rev. Terry Culbertson asked visitors to set their cellphones to flashlight mode as she read … Continue reading

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World traveler … and grateful lung cancer patient

BY BETHANN KISTNER Nearly three years ago, Patricia Kranbuhl was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. After participating in a clinical trial at the Upstate Cancer Center, she is symptom free and is now back to doing the things she … Continue reading

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With lung cancer at bay, she’s cruising Florida coast on her Harley

  BY SUSAN KEETER As a retired police officer, Toni Lindgren knows how to deal with problems. So, when a physician at Fort Drum said, “I think it’s cancer,” Lindgren said, “I’m going to Upstate. I want the doctors who do cancer … Continue reading

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With lung cancer at bay, she’s cruising Florida coast on her Harley

As a retired police officer, Toni Lindgren knows how to deal with problems. So, when a physician at Fort Drum said, “I think it’s cancer,” Lindgren said, “I’m going to Upstate. I want the doctors who do cancer all day, every day.” … Continue reading

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Lung cancer vigil celebrates survivors, memorializes the departed

Caregivers and patients gathered at the Upstate Cancer Center Thursday, on the evening of the Great American Smokeout, for a candlelight vigil calling attention to lung cancer. “Even though everybody’s heard of it, a lot of people don’t realize that … Continue reading

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Up-close look at a precision surgical tool

Surgery on the lungs was done as an open operation as early as 1911. Starting in the 1950s, lung surgery became more commonplace because of the increase in lung cancer. Open surgery remains an option today, and the best option … Continue reading

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‘It’s treatable’: Lung cancer responds to gamma knife, chemotherapy

BY AMBER SMITH Cynthia Springstead of Auburn gathered her brother and three sisters soon after she received her cancer diagnosis. It was time to let the rest of the family know what her husband and two grown sons already knew. … Continue reading

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A behind-the-scenes look at cancer care: Medical providers pool their expertise as they tackle tough cases

BY AMBER SMITH Just before 2 p.m. every Wednesday, 18 men and women, most wearing white coats, take seats around a conference table in the Upstate Cancer Center. Some carry water bottles, others tote laptop computers. There’s no chitchat or … Continue reading

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Without symptoms: How a CT scan found a hidden lung cancer

Glen Wells was a smoker most of his life, and cancer runs in his family. He quit smoking in 2007. In 2013 when his family doctor, David Page, MD, suggested he be screened annually for lung cancer, Wells followed the … Continue reading

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