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Navigating a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

From the Show: Managing Cancer
Summary: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Understanding risk factors and symptoms can help you make a more informed treatment decision.
Air Date: 10/25/13
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Bruce Gershenhorn, DO
Bruce Gershenhorn MD 1 resized squareDr. Bruce Gershenhorn is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. He earned an osteopathic medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York. In addition, Dr. Gershenhorn completed a fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where he served as Chief Fellow in the Department of Hematology/Oncology. He was honored with an award for his accomplishments as Chief Fellow.

Before pursuing an education in medicine, Dr. Gershenhorn completed a bachelor's degree in biology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Among the types of cancer he treats are thoracic cancers, gastrointestinal cancers (e.g., cancer of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas), renal cell cancer and prostate cancer.
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    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

    Understanding lung cancer risk factors and symptoms can help you make a more informed treatment decision.

    At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), each patient is provided with a multidisciplinary team of experts that helps tailor lung cancer treatment to his or her unique tumor and concerns.

    For patients with lung cancer, seeking an integrated team can be particularly important—experts in nutritional counseling and interventional pulmonology are used in combination with other cancer treatments to relieve symptoms that may limit breathing or cause pain.

    To help patients navigate a diagnosis of cancer, Dr. Bruce Gershenhorn discusses how he works with each person to answer questions and develop an individualized plan. In this segment, he shares his advice on when to seek a second opinion.
    Melanie Cole, MS

    Melanie Cole, MS, is the RadioMD Director of Operations. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology.

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