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5 Myths About Lung Cancer Screenings

Myth #1 – If I quit smoking, I don’t need lung cancer screening because I’m no longer at risk for lung cancer. Based on research, lung cancer screenings are recommended for current as well as former smokers. Smoking is linked to the vast majority of lung cancer cases. However, according to the American Cancer Society, […]

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Treasure Your Chest – Lung Health

This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 234,030 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer, making it the second most common cancer for both men and women.  Lung cancer screenings are an important tool in diagnosing abnormalities early, and are estimated to save 1 life per 217 persons screened. Dr. Alden […]

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Breathe Easier with Pulmonary Rehab & Cardiopulmonary Therapy

WakeMed Pulmonary Rehab & Cardiopulmonary Therapy is designed to help people with breathing problems for ANY reason get back to the independence and daily activities they enjoy. Pulmonary rehab is available for patients with a qualifying COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diagnosis; cardiopulmonary therapy is available to patients who are having breathing problems for ANY […]

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