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Lung cancer: just a smoker’s disease? Lung cancer, which causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined, can happen to just about anyone. Talk to a Piedmont expert about the rising trend in the number of young, non-smoking women being diagnosed.
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A national lung screening trial found that screening with the use of low-dose CT reduces mortality from lung cancer, which causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined, by 20 percent. Find out about the screening program Piedmont launched for patients deemed “high risk” to improve early detection.
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The discovery of a brain tumor last Thanksgiving led Samantha Mixon, a 33-year-old single mother, to find out she had stage four non-small cell lung cancer. People with this condition have about a two percent chance of a five year survival. Mixon, who is a non-smoker and has no family history of the disease, continues her fight against lung cancer nearly a year after her diagnosis. She hopes her story will help others to understand lung cancer isn’t just a smoker’s disease.
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