The following episodes focus on recommendations by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center physicians, staff or patients on how to prevent -- or lower your risk -- of cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., with an average five-year survival rate of around 20%. Like with most cancers, we know that we can achieve better outcomes for patients when lung cancer is detected at earlier stages. Dr. Doug Arenberg, who heads the lung cancer screening program at the U-M Rogel Cancer Center, discusses lung cancer screening, who benefits, how it's done, along with lung cancer prevention options like smoking cessation that could help in improving survival rate.
Read/download the Lung Cancer Prevention transcript.
University of Michigan tobacco specialist and African American group facilitator at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, Alena Williams, LLMSW, talks about tobacco, its connection to cancer and influences in minority communities.
Read/download the Tobacco and Cancer transcript.
Michigan Medicine doctor Diane Harper talks about human papillomavirus or HPV. Dr. Harper is a family medicine physician scientist and the physician director of the Rogel Cancer Center’s community outreach program. She is internationally recognized as a clinical research expert in HPV associated diseases, their prevention, early detection and treatment for the prevention of cancer.
Read/download the HPV transcript.
Prostate cancer treatment and detection is always advancing, more so over the past 15-20 years. Urologic oncologist, Dr. Arvin George talks about where prostate cancer care has been and where its going - including newer outpatient surgery options.
Read/download the Prostate Cancer transcript.
Cancer genetics is something we hear a lot about as celebrities such as Angelina Jolie have made medical decisions due to genetic predisposition for cancer. But how do you know if you might have a cancer causing gene? Oncologist and Director of the University of Michigan Cancer Genetics Clinic, Elena Stoffel, M.D., shares the ins and outs of when, who and if you should have genetic testing.
Read/download the Cancer Genetics transcript.
Cancer screenings, from colonoscopies to mammograms, are key to cancer detection. However, there are differing opinions on when and how often you need to get screened for the most common cancer screenings. While other cancers don't have a regular screening option or one at all. University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Cancer AnswerLine nurse, Annette Schork gives the ins and outs of cancer screenings.
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