Conditions & Treatments
Tobacco use has been linked with an increased risk of developing lung cancer. Lung cancer is a treatable but potentially fatal disease. Until recently, there had not been data to suggest that screenings offered a survival advantage in at-risk populations. However, results from a recent multicenter study, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), suggest that patients with a significant history of cigarette smoking who undergo CT screening have a lower mortality rate (fewer deaths) compared with those who do not undergo CT screening.
For more information about lung cancer, please visit our Lung Cancer Center. The Lung Cancer Center is affiliated with the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center and serves as the coordinating center for cancer research and care throughout Emory University. Winship is part of Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory Healthcare and Emory University and offers patients and their family members a vast array of resources in medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, complementary therapies, and social services.
If you are a current smoker or tobacco user; quitting is a big step in reducing your risk of lung cancer, and other illnesses related to tobacco use. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW: Telephone QuitLine available in all states to help you quit smoking today.
Please follow the links below for more information regarding smoking cessation and resources that can start you on your journey to improve your overall health!
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