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Lung Cancer Awareness / Election Results

Written by Rich Copeland - Producer, WITF's Smart Talk | Nov 7, 2017 8:00 PM
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On the Wednesday November 8th, 2017 edition of WITF's Smart Talk:

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the American Lung Association is using some startling data from recent surveys to bring attention to lung health.  The 4th annual Lung Health Barometer survey of 1000 men and women found that most people don't know that lung cancer screening is covered by Medicare and most plans at no cost and that many doctors aren't ordering tests for high-risk patients.

The ALA of the Mid-Atlantic is highlighting advance screening methods, such as computer tomography and emphasizing that in Pennsylvania, incidents of men with lung cancer have declined by 32% since 1978 while it has increased in women by 94% during the same period.

On the Wednesday edition of Smart Talk, we'll discuss the reasons for this disparity and talk about prevention and detection of lung cancer and how efforts to lower smoking rates and environmental hazards have helped lower cancer rates in the state.

Deborah Brown, executive vice president of the ALA of the Mid-Atlantic will join us in studio to parse out initiatives in the mid-state to raise awareness and we'll speak with Dr. Troy Moritz, a thoracic and cardiac surgeon who will describe screening and treatment methods.

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Dr. Troy Moritz - thoracic and cardiac surgeon / Deborah Brown - executive vice president, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic

Also, we'll catch up with Franklin & Marshall College professor of public affairs and director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs G. Terry Madonna and discuss the impact of Tuesday's election results.


- please  discuss exposure to secondhand smoke and what are the rights of  employees who are exposed to secondhand smoke  at the workplace  ?  I worked at an ad agency in Harrisburg where the owner smoked profusely and we were all exposed to it daily,  and I've always been concerned about the long-term effects of that exposure.                             - Mark

- What is the treatment for bone cancer? Also my husband stopped using a product called TBXFree, you can only get it in line.      - James

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