In this video, Dr. Wally Akerley, a lung cancer physician, explains what radon is. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from radon.
Lung Cancer Posts
Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. But how do you protect yourself from a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell?
John Stringham, MD, recently joined Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah from University of Virginia Health System. A cardiothoracic surgeon, he specializes in lung transplant surgery and also has a special interest in lung cancer surgery for patients with lung failure. He discusses his interests in minimally invasive surgery and why HCI provides hope for patients with lung cancer.
Dr. Martin McMahon and his research group study the genetic mutations that contribute to lung cancer. About 30% of lung cancers can now be treated based on the disease’s specific genetics. McMahon is hopeful that each subset of lung cancer will soon have its own precision treatment.
Information about the harmful effects of tobacco is not new. For example, we know that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. You may want to quit, but it can be incredibly hard. If you have tried to quit in the past, or if this is your first time, don’t feel discouraged.
Gurkan Mollaoglu, a graduate student in the Oliver Lab, received an F99 NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award. This prestigious grant recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers.
Sikandar Ansari, MD, joins Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and University Hospital as a pulmonologist, where he will see lung cancer patients in the HCI outpatient clinics and HCI intensive care unit. He is an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Molli Graham was just 35 years old and in the middle of training for a marathon when she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012. Today the marathon runner and mother of three is in remission. Read her story to learn about the targeted treatment that saved her life and the hope that keeps her going.
For Cancer Prevention Month, we’re highlighting the 5 behaviors that can prevent approximately 50 percent of cancers.
Radon is a gas that can cause lung cancer. It has no smell and you can’t see it, so you could be breathing it in your home without knowing. Watch this video to learn how to find out whether your home has radon and what you can do to fix it.