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What you should know about new lung cancer screening guidelines

Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the United States, with approximately 125,000 lives estimated to be lost this year.  Because its symptoms are commonly associated with so many other conditions, like a cough and chest pain, lung cancer can be hard to diagnose. At CTVS, we are proponents of early [...]

By |January 25th, 2024|Lung Cancer, News|

How a chance CT scan found an Austin man’s lung cancer

The start of the new year is a great time to prioritize your health. A way to accomplish this is to schedule an annual physical with your physician and also get screened if you are at risk for, or have a family history of, certain serious conditions like cancer. One type of cancer that can [...]

Does air pollution cause lung cancer?

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month when CTVS is committed to raising awareness about this serious, life-threatening disease. We also want to take a closer look at ways to both prevent and effectively treat it. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer, but the first leading [...]

By |November 8th, 2022|Lung Cancer|

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Could Save More Lives and Provide Better Access

Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the United States, more so than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. In 2022, the American Cancer Society predicts a staggering 131,180 deaths due to lung cancer, however, it also predicts that with more widespread screening, early detection could save a potential 30,000 to 60,000 lives. [...]

How AI Could Amp Up Lung Cancer Screenings

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a time when new advancements in diagnostics and treatments are often highlighted. Lung cancer is a common condition that our thoracic surgeons treat at CTVS. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S., with more than 131,000 lives lost annually. [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Lung Cancer, News|

Lung Damage Complications in COVID-19 Survivors

As we near the year mark of the COVID-19 battle, doctors and surgeons are still learning about the virus and the potential long-term health concerns COVID survivors may endure. We know people with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms varying from mild to severe, and now physicians are reporting some patients’ lungs look [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|Lung Cancer, News|

Keener Lung Cancer Awareness and Early Treatment Lead to Better Outcomes

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer among men and women in the United States, accounting for about one in every four cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. For this reason, CTVS  supports November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month in hopes of bringing both the disease's symptoms and the positive effects of early [...]

By |November 6th, 2020|Lung Cancer, News|

Patient Story: CTVS Patient Survives Lung Cancer and Rare, Dangerous Aneurysm

75-year-old Lee Frissell was an NYU professor when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. His office was just one block from the Twin Towers and he saw every detail of that day. After the attack, Lee continued to work in that same area for 15 years. Due to continuous exposure to [...]

By |November 4th, 2020|Lung Cancer, News|

Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Now Available in Hays County

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer for both men and women and one of the most lethal. While lung cancer cases are declining as a result of decreasing tobacco smoking rates, the American Cancer Association expects in 2020 to see 200,000 new cases to be diagnosed and 135,000 deaths due to lung cancer [...]

The Latest on Lung Cancer

 There’s great news from the frontlines on the battle against lung cancer. According to experts from the American Cancer Society, cancer death rates in the United States dropped sharply from 2016 to 2017 by approximately 2.2%--this is the biggest single-year drop ever recorded. The decrease in cancer-related deaths is thought largely to be attributed to [...]

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