Health Topics

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined.

Classes & Events

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Fairmont, MN
07/23/2019
6:30 p.m.

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

New Prague, MN
08/06/2019
5-6:30 p.m.

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
08/14/2019
5 -6:30 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
09/10/2019
5:30-6:30 p.m.

In The News

Mayo Clinic announces $5 million gift to La Crosse cancer center

Expanded cancer center will allow Mayo Clinic to meet the region’s current patient demand and allow for future growth.

March 5, 2019

From The Blog

Scalp cooling therapy prevents hair loss during chemotherapy

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy which can greatly contribute to your stress and anxiety. However, a new treatment called scalp cooling therapy is helping many patients keep most of their hair.

Amrit Singh MD By Amrit Singh June 26, 2019

The importance of a cancer survivorship care plan

Cancer care doesn’t end just because treatment is done. Life doesn’t immediately go back to normal because you are done with radiation or chemotherapy. It's important to address the needs of cancer survivors with a survivorship care plan.

June 6, 2018

The Survivor Bell

Jane-Marie Bahr shares her personal experience of her last day of radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System.

April 27, 2017

Lung cancer hard to catch early, screening helps

Catching lung cancer or its initial indicators early can vastly improve outcomes. However, signs and symptoms are often subtle or non-existent until the disease progresses. Lung screening programs, which are becoming more common and increasingly effective, are the best way to discover lung cancer before it advances.

Jamil Taji MD By Jamil Taji December 15, 2015

Lung cancer detected with early screening

Bill McWhite was vacationing along the Texas Gulf Coast — a time a person would traditionally be relaxing — when his body let him do anything but unwind.

November 20, 2015

Lung health: Tips for healthy living

Healthy lungs are fundamental to our health and well-being. Yet we inflict almost daily damage to this essential organ through smoking, secondhand smoke and chemical exposure.

Jamil Taji MD By Jamil Taji November 22, 2013