Dignity Health Cancer Institute’s Medical Director emphasizes the importance of early detection and screening for smokers and nonsmokers.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. An estimated 224,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed nationwide and more than 158,000 will die from it this year. Costanzo DiPerna, MD, thoracic surgeon and medical director at the Dignity Health Cancer Institute, discussed the importance of early detection and treatment.
He also said there is a lot of hope for cancer patients now with organizations dedicated to making an impact for the better for lung cancer patients, such as genomics profiling, patient advocacy groups and the support of the Dignity Health Cancer Institute.
Publish date:Friday, November 18, 2016
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