Mile High Magazine 11/12/2023 American Cancer Society

Guest: Dr. Jamie Studts, University of Colorado Cancer Center, American Cancer Society Representative and Kelly Moran, American Cancer Society, Senior Executive Director, Colorado & Utah The American Cancer Society has updated its lung cancer screening guideline, if you are over the age of 50, have a 20-year or greater pack-year history, currently smoke or used to smoke, you are eligible for lung cancer screening.  Regardless of if you have quit smoking, you would still benefit from lung cancer screening.  Your lungs do heal after quitting but they do not fully heal.  Not having a smoking history does not mean you will not get lung cancer, 10%-20% of people diagnosed with lung cancer do not have a smoking history.  November is lung cancer awareness month.  Lung cancer is the second most common diagnosed cancer for both men and women and is the leading cause of cancer death across the US.  The great American smoke out is coming up on 11/16, the American Cancer Society is encouraging people in Colorado who smoke to make a plan and commit to a smoke-free future.

Published: Monday, November 13, 2023   |   Runtime: 15:46