East Texas leads the state in many things, but lung cancer is not one of those things we should be proud of. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT HEALTH Northeast cancer expert Dr. Bill Hyman answers questions about lung cancer among East Texans.
What causes lung cancer?(first question)
What are the symptoms of lung cancer? (skip to 0:44)
How is lung cancer diagnosed? (skip to 1:00)
How serious is a diagnosis of lung cancer? (skip to 1:07)
How is lung cancer treated? (skip to 1:43)
Why is the incidence of lung cancer higher in Northeast Texas than in the rest of the state? (skip to 2:31)
Why is lung cancer an even more serious disease among African-American and Hispanics?
In 1971, the U.S. Congress passed the National Cancer Act and devoted millions of dollars to cancer research. Forty years later, that research is bearing fruit as many cancers have yielded to better detection, better treatment, better survivability and better cure rates. U.T. Health Science Center oncologist Dr. William Hyman discusses progress in the War on Cancer in this latest post to HealthConnection.TV.
Have we made progress in detecting, treating and curing cancer in the past 30 to 40 years? (first question)
For what types of cancers has there been the most progress in terms of survival rates and cures? (skip to 0:45)
For what types of cancers has it been the most difficult to improve outcomes? (skip to 1:38)
What do we need to do in order to wage a more effective war against cancer? (skip to 2:00)
If a young person starts smoking but quits early in life, is the risk of lung cancer still significant? (skip to 2:30)
As the population ages, cancer rates increase. Why is this so? (skip to 3:11)
Because of improved mortality rates for other diseases, have we statistically increased the chances for getting cancer? (skip to 4:12)
How has genetic research impacted the diagnosis and treatment of cancer? (skip to 4:48)
What does the future hold for genetic testing for cancer? (skip to 6:16)
Some have predicted that there will one day be a vaccine for cancer. How likely is it that this prediction will come true? (skip to 6:39)
Will there ever be a cure for cancer? (skip to 7:22)