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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.

April

Support Groups
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This group is designed for young adults — ages 18-45 — diagnosed with cancer and their significant others. A cancer diagnosis affects many important parts of life, including relationships, careers, finances, children and body image. Sharing thoughts and feelings, especially with other young adults with cancer, can be very helpful. Meetings are open to young adults affected by cancer regardless of treatment location.

Call the Oncology department at 715-838-6072 with questions or for more information. No registration is required. 

May

Support Groups
Mankato, MN In Person
This support group is for those in the Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague area. The group offers compassionate, cancer-related education and support. Share your experiences and learn about coping with the challenges of cancer. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Masks are required for all attendees.

Press Room

$9 million investment to expand, renovate New Prague cancer center

Plans include creating additional capacity for patients, modernizing the facility, and improving efficiency by bringing the cancer and infusion therapy practices together into a combined location.&...

December 21, 2023

Hometown Health Blog

A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Nicotine is addictive regardless of the delivery method, including cigarettes or electronic cigarettes. Get the ugly truth, learn the warning signs and talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping.

Graham King MD By Graham King November 15, 2023

Checking the facts of COPD

You take 20,000 breaths every day, and your lungs work 24/7 to keep you alive. Test your knowledge of COPD, and learn why it's vital to be aware of the risk factors and symptoms of the disease.

Sunny Khosa MD By Sunny Khosa October 13, 2023

Does smoking marijuana increase lung cancer risk?

Marijuana is a widely used substance in the U.S. But is it safer than smoking tobacco? Can it cause lung issues or lung cancer? Here's what you need to know.

Aryan Shiari, M.D. By Aryan Shiari June 15, 2023

Understanding lung nodules: Determining risks and diagnosing

Lung nodules are small masses of tissue in the lungs. Most nodules aren't cancer, but all should be evaluated. Learn how your health care team discovers which should be tested for lung cancer.

June Chae, M.D. By June Chae May 25, 2023

Using cold cap to prevent hair loss during cancer

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, and can contribute to stress and anxiety. However, scalp cooling therapy helps many patients keep most of their hair.

Amrit Singh MD By Amrit Singh April 11, 2023

4 common questions about robotic-assisted bronchoscopy

Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy maps out the airways in the lungs and safely gets to previously unreachable spots. Read four common questions about the technology and how it betters lung cancer outcomes.

Ali Zaied, M.D. By Ali Zaied March 7, 2023

Radon: The odorless, invisible threat

Elevated levels of radon are the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. So it's vital to test your home to discover if radon abatement is needed. Learn more about this invisible health hazard.

Elizabeth Morton PAC By Elizabeth Morton January 20, 2023

Using robotic technology to diagnose, stage lung cancer

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. A new procedure acts like a robotic GPS system to diagnose lung cancer in its earliest stages when it's easier to treat.

Adel Zurob, M.D. By Adel Zurob January 20, 2023
Ali Zaied, M.D. By Ali Zaied January 20, 2023

You are 'here': A smoker's guide to quitting

If you're a smoker, you may be ready to quit but need a guide for how to get from the "here" of smoking to the "there" of not smoking. Here's how to get started on your smoke-free journey.

Patrick Bigaouette MD By Patrick Bigaouette November 10, 2022

Lung health: Know the fallacies and facts

Almost every day, your lungs are affected by chemical exposure, secondhand smoke and smoking. Breathe easy by finding out how much you know about keeping them healthy.

Jamil Taji MD By Jamil Taji August 29, 2022

11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect can lower your stress level. Use these 11 suggestions to learn more about your diagnosis, and improve resilience and coping skills.

September 16, 2021

The emotional side of cancer: 7 tips

Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.

Sharon Dexheimer LICSW By Sharon Dexheimer September 11, 2020