Lung Cancer Screening
Dixie McAllister, Lung Cancer Early Detection Program participant and Paula Manner, the program coordinater. Read Dixie's story
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, and more than 80 percent of all cases of lung cancer are attributed to smoking.
Innovative technology offers new hope. Low Dose Spiral Computerized Tomography (CT) lung scanning can detect tiny lung abnormalities long before they show up on conventional X-rays. The scan is painless, takes only a few moments of your time and may help save your life.
For current or former smokers
For secondhand smokers
(you have smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in your entire life - and you have had significant exposure to secondhand smoke)
Resources to learn how to quit smoking:
- The Tobacco Quit Line offered by the Washington State Department of Health. For more information, visit www.quitline.com or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
- Free one-hour workshops to learn how to quit smoking. Visit www.freequitclinic.com or call 1-888-866-0843 for information about workshops in the Seattle area.
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Robotic surgery - the term implies some futuristic concept, a la the “Jetsons” or Isaac Asimov. As someone who was a science fiction fan growing up, I never thought I’d actually spend every day of my professional life answering this question.
As a gynecologic oncology surgeon, this is a question I now ask myself every time I pick up a patient’s chart. And the answer more times than not is YES! Why?
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