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Ky. ranks first in lung-cancer cases, and low in survival and early diagnosis, but prevention, screening and treatment are easier now

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Ky. ranks first in lung-cancer cases, and low in survival and early diagnosis, but prevention, screening and treatment are easier now Ky. ranks first in lung-cancer cases, and low in survival and early diagnosis, but prevention, screening and treatment are easier now

Ky. ranks first in lung-cancer cases, and low in survival and early diagnosis, but prevention, screening and treatment are easier now






At 89 cases per 100,000 residents, Kentucky is No. 1 in the rate of new lung cancer cases. The national rate is 58. (Map from the American Lung Association 2021 State of Lung Cancer report)By Melissa Patrick
Kentucky Health NewsLung Cancer Awareness Month falls in November, but in Kentucky the promotion of prevention and early detection of lung cancer is needed all year because the state leads the nation in lung-cancer cases and has a death rate from the disease that is 50 percent higher than the national average.A year-long multimedia campaign, led by the Kentucky Medical Association, the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care and the Anthem Foundation, aims to do just that. The Breathe Better Kentucky campaign is designed to educate Kentuckians on lung-health issues and encourage them to schedule appointments to discuss any symptoms, risk factors, or screening tests that they might be eligible for."For patients who have small, early-stage lung cancer, early detection is critical to successful treatment, as the cure rate can be as high as 80 to 90 percent when caught in the beginning stages," Dr. Neal Moser, Dr. Shawn Jones and Dr. Jeff Reynolds wrote in the Northern Kentucky Tribune. Far too few Kentuckians know lung cancer has become easier to prevent, find and treat, Dr. Timothy Mullett, medical director of the University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center Affiliate & Research Network.At a news conference about Lung Cancer Awareness Month...
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Ky. ranks first in lung-cancer cases, and low in survival and early diagnosis, but prevention, screening and treatment are easier now Ky. ranks first in lung-cancer cases, and low in survival and early diagnosis, but prevention, screening and treatment are easier now

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Publication date: 29-11-2021 16:06
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