Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

Screening for lung cancer: Questions and answers

Are you a current or former smoker who’s thinking about getting a screening for lung cancer? Maybe you have an appointment scheduled, or you’re awaiting results. At any of these stages, you likely have questions. Norton Cancer Institute lung screening patient navigators are dedicated to coordinating your screening, providing follow-up, answering your questions and scheduling…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer

Lung cancer patient finds hope after second opinion

On a late summer morning in 2023, Jackie Taul sat on her back deck musing on gratitude, the joys of life and second chances. Her ideas were not the result of reading a self-help book or watching an inspirational film. Jackie knew what she was talking about. Two years prior, Jackie was diagnosed with Stage…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

Smoking causes cancer, no matter how many years you’ve been doing it

How many years of smoking causes cancer? Smoking causes cancer, no matter how many years you’ve been smoking, and your risk for developing cancer can increase each time you light up a cigarette. “Many smokers try to figure out how many years of smoking cause cancer, but the truth is, there is no such thing…

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Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

Here’s how cancer is detected and a guide to catching up

Perhaps you put off cancer screenings over the past few years. Delays of just a few months in detecting various forms of cancer can make treatment more difficult and reduce chances of survival. Here’s a guide to tests that can detect cancer and who should get checked when. Breast cancer Mammogram — an X-ray of…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Prevention and Wellness, Pulmonary, Weekly Health Tip

Lung screening catches woman’s cancer, avoids need for chemo or radiation

Margaret Taylor, 72, started smoking as a 14-year-old growing up in Tell City, Indiana. It became an addiction of at least a pack a day that lasted a total of 46 years. “Things were different back then, and it’s just what you did,” she said. She was what you would call a heavy smoker, smoking…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

Radon is a dangerous carcinogen and a particular risk in Jefferson, Bullitt and Nelson counties

Radon is a dangerous carcinogen. The odorless, invisible gas is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the No. 2 cause of lung cancer deaths. The radioactive gas seeps out of the soil as uranium decays and can become trapped in your home. It’s important to test for it and take steps…

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Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Tumors, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Skin Cancers, Uterine Cancer

Women’s cancer facilities and specialized urgent care part of renovation

Renovations underway at Norton Cancer Institute – Downtown and nearby facilities will expand and relocate many cancer subspecialties. Completion is planned for February 2020, with two downtown campus locations getting a makeover. Norton Cancer Institute – Downtown (676 S. Floyd St.) New clinics will serve patients with urgent care needs related to cancer, hepatitis C…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary

Study shows vaping nicotine could cause cancer

New research shows vaping’s dangers may extend beyond the recent wave of deaths from pulmonary disease, as vaping also may increase cancer risk. The first study linking vaping to cancer found nearly 25% of mice developed lung cancer after 54 weeks of exposure to e-cigarette vapors containing nicotine. More than half the mice developed hyperplasia…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness, Pulmonary

How to quit smoking: Make a plan

You’ve made the decision. Now, how to quit smoking? Don’t try to do it right away. You need to make a plan and let those closest to you know you have decided to quit. Accept the challenges that lay ahead of you. Since smoking is an addiction, you will be tackling one of the biggest…

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Cancer, Colon Cancer, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer

An oncologist with a passion for people and leading-edge science

Chandler H. Park, M.D., knew he wanted to travel to get his medical education, but he also knew he’d find his way back home. Dr. Park’s education and clinical experience have taken him to the University of Illinois, University of Louisville, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Indiana University, West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere. But…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Lung Cancer, News, Prevention and Wellness

As an ex-smoker for 14 years, Judy knows how much better life can be

If you’re thinking about quitting tobacco, take encouragement from Judy, a contact center representative in the Norton Healthcare marketing and communications department, who hasn’t had a cigarette in 14 years. Why Did You Decide to Become a Nonsmoker? Judy: Smoking controlled my life … I was always thinking about the next cigarette. It was very…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

Program provides comprehensive lung cancer treatment

Norton Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Lung Center gives eligible patients access to the latest in lung cancer screenings, same-day follow-up appointments with medical oncology following a confirmed cancer diagnosis, and fast access to treatment and support services. It is the only Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Center of Excellence in Kentucky. “If a patient has…

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