Category Archives: Smoking Cessation

How much do existing medical problems impact lung cancer?

  BY AMBER SMITH When people are diagnosed with lung cancer, they usually ask about survival odds. Doctors have used calculation methods that take into account the patient’s other diseases, known as comorbidities. A cancer expert at Upstate suggests those calculations … 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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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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