Fighting lung cancer through early detection and prevention

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 17 at 5:52 PM

Out of all the cancers, lung cancer is the leading cause of death among of death among Americans, but the fact is that lung cancer is very preventable, and a new year is a great time to stop smoking. Dr. David Madtes with the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch and Director of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Clinic talks about this issue. Victoria Evans, a Clinical Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Professional who oversees smoking-cessation services at SCCA, participates in the conversation as well.  

For information about the Tobacco Quitline Services, click HERE or call the Washington State Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

To determine if you fit the criteria for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening test, please visit http://www.seattlecca.org/low-dose-ct-screening.cfm.

If you'd like to learn more about or support the groundbreaking research being done at Fred Hutch, go to www.fredhutch.org. 

 

 


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