Detecting Lung Cancer at Early Stage - Reduce Risk of Dying! Featured
Show: Health Beat of America
Dr. Reggie Munden, M.D.
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that computerized tomography (CT or CAT scan) can detect lung cancer at an early stage and reduce an individual’s risk of dying from the disease. Lung cancer is diagnosed in nearly 200,000 Americans each year and is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. Dr. Reginald "Reggie" Munden from the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center joins Rochelle to discuss the importance of screening for lung cancer.
Reginald “Reggie” Munden, M.D., D.M.D., M.B.A., is a professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston , TX . Dr. Munden was the principle investigator of the NLST at MD Anderson, one of 33 national sites to participate on the trial led by the National Cancer Institute. Working with MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center ( CPC ) and the Department of Thoracic Oncology, Dr. Munden was instrumental in establishing the Center’s multidisciplinary team to manage lung cancer screening and treatment. With the addition of lung cancer screening to the range of screening services offered by the CPC , MD Anderson will provide high-risk individuals an effective early detection method; smoking cessation counseling for those interested in quitting smoking to reduce their lung cancer risk; and access to MD Anderson’s world-renowned lung cancer treatment team.
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