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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.

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In The News

Cancer center joins statewide cancer clinical trials network

Patients in communities in southern Minnesota and across the state will soon have better access to new cancer treatments and enhanced care delivery thanks to a new state-funded partnership involving t...

April 9, 2018
Respiratory therapist in Barron wins national award

Samantha Bowe is the recipient of the Pulmonary Health and Illness of the Lung (PHIL) Award.

January 5, 2018

From The Blog

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