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The dangers of e-cigarettes

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Leslie J Kohman, MDLeslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center and the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Upstate, warns of the dangers of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Read the story: E-cigarettes under the microscope: Consumer Reports. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315-464-8668.


Update on the lung cancer screening program at Upstate

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Linda Veit Leslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center and Lung Cancer Screening Program at Upstate, is joined by Linda Veit, MPH, screening program coordinator and special projects manager of the new Cancer Center, to talk about the success of Upstate’s lung cancer screening program launched in fall 2012. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668, or toll-free at 800-464-8668.
Read the story: Upstate earns listing with Lung Cancer Alliance for experience in lung cancer screening.  


Upstate’s Lung Cancer Screening Program embraces new ACS lung cancer screening recommendations

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Leslie J Kohman, MD, FACSErnest M Scalzetti, MD Linda VeitDr. 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.

How Upstate’s smoking cessation program works

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Theresa HankinCynthia Cary, Upstate HealthLink and smoking cessation director, and Theresa Hankin, a respiratory therapist and smoking cessation counselor, describe Upstate’s smoking cessation program, now available for free to the public. During the six-week program, participants receive a personalized quit plan, learn about medication options, New York State Smoker’s Quitline resources, stress management, maintenance and relapse prevention techniques.
Class sizes are limited; registration is required by calling 464-8668.


The Great American Smokeout: The value of quitting smoking

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Theresa HankinCynthia Cary, Upstate HealthLink and smoking cessation director, and Theresa Hankin, a respiratory therapist and smoking cessation counselor, talk about why quitting smoking is important.  They are joined by Hilary Bilford, a former smoker and successful past-participant of the cessation classes, who shares her personal story of how she was able to “kick the habit”.

Read more about The Great American Smokeout on November 15.