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.
Leslie Kohman, MD; Ernest Scalzetti, MD and Linda Veit: Upstate's Lung Cancer Screening Program embraces new ACS lung cancer screening recommendations[ 0.01 MB ]Play Now | Download
Cynthia 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.
Cynthia Cary RRT, RPFT and Theresa Hankins, RRT: How Upstate's smoking cessation program works[ 0.01 MB ]Play Now | Download
Cynthia 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”.