Lung Cancer In The News

Doctors on Health   Doctors perspectives on current health news  |  vol. #1

Dr. William C. Shiel Jr., Chief Editor of, discusses Lung Cancer and Peter Jennings

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Listen now to Dr. William Shiel discuss Lung Cancer and Peter Jennings (MP3 3:24min 1.56MB)

The following is a partial transcript taken from this audio broadcast:

"The recent announcement of newscaster Peter Jennings diagnosis of Lung Cancer brings up many important medical issues related to that diagnosis. The first issue related to lung cancer today is how common is it? Lung cancer is responsible for the most cancer depths of both men and women throughout the world. The American Cancer Society says that about 174,000 new cases of Lung Cancer in the United States were diagnosed in 2004 with more the 160,000 deaths. Lung cancer was not common before the 1930s but increased dramatically over the following decades as tobacco smoking increased. The most common cause of lung cancer is . . ."

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