Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek Cooney, MD explains why difficulty breathing calls increase as the seasons change, when to seek medical help, and what to expect from the paramedics en route to the hospital and when you reach the hospital.
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Upstate pulmonologist Robert Lenox shares a new treatment option available for individuals suffering from severe, persistent asthma. It’s called bronchial thermoplasty, and doctors say it can greatly improve the life of asthma sufferers, by lessening their dependence on harsh drugs and keeping them out of the emergency room for breathing troubles. Upstate University Hospital is the only hospital in New York state outside of New York City to offer this procedure.
Dr. Leslie Kohman is joined by Dr. Ernest Scalzetti and Linda Veit to discuss Upstate’s Lung Cancer Screening Program, which has been designated as an ‘Experienced Screening Center of Excellence’ by the Lung Cancer Alliance. They will address new guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommending that those who are high risk for lung cancer (people ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years) get an annual low dose chest CT to screen for lung cancer.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668, or toll-free at 800-464-8668.
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Thoracic surgeon Leslie Kohman, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center and the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Upstate, and Linda Veit, screening program coordinator and special projects manager of the new Cancer Center, reveal a promising new lung cancer screening using a low dose CT scan.
They also describe the beautiful new Upstate Cancer Center currently under construction, and some exciting new programs that will be offered in the future, including patient navigation, integrative therapies, and survivorship and palliative care outpatient programs.