Taking Charge of Your Health

(music) – Lung cancer is the
number one cancer killer in the United States. It kills more men and
women than colon cancer, prostate cancer, and
breast cancer combined. Unfortunately, all you need in order to get lung cancer are lungs. So, there is a highest risk
for developing lung cancer, those are individuals with
heavy tobacco exposure. But really, 20% of lung cancer is caused by non-tobacco exposure and that includes the environment and genetics. (inquisitive music) So, some symptoms for lung cancer are often times generic or non-specific. That includes a new cough, a new wheezing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, and losing weight. Unfortunately, the majority of patients who are diagnosed with lung
cancer may not have symptoms. But we do know that for patients who are at highest risk for
developing lung cancer, heavy tobacco exposure, we have something now called lung cancer screening
with low dose CT scan, also called a low dose CAT scan, and that definitely saves lives. (inquisitive music) There are millions of
people who are eligible for lung cancer screening. Unfortunately, of those
people in the United States who are eligible, only 4% get screened. Now, you compare that to mammography. So, for women who are eligible
for breast cancer screening 70% get mammography. So, that’s a huge gap
that we have to overcome. So, if you think you might benefit from lung cancer screening, then talk to your doctor and ask, “should I get screened?” (inquisitive music) The diagnosis of lung cancer does not mean an absence of hope. We have many treatments
here at UC Davis Health that works with our
patients and their families to fight lung cancer,
and to bring our patients back to the lives that they want. Those interventions
include tobacco recovery and tobacco cessation programs. Innovative surgery using
robotics to remove lung cancers and a robust plethora of clinical trials that look at things
like precision medicine, personalized medicine, and immunotherapy that boosts your immune
system to fight lung cancer. (happy music)

One thought on “Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

  1. Many non Rush Limbaugh fans would still find it helpful if you would follow the non-private treatment Rush is going through
    What are you gleaming from public data? What are other fellow experts saying–in layman's terms?

    A cold evaluation as well as failure of Rush by your fellow experts would be helpful

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