November 2016 Articles
Why We're Donating to Help the Lung Association Defeat Lung Cancer and How You Can, Too
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the month, Myriad Genetics has worked with the American Lung Association to spread the word about defeating lung cancer through research and making sure those affected by lung cancer receive access to necessary treatment plans and the resources they need to understand their diagnoses.
Remembering Leon G. Billings: Honoring an Individual Whose Critical Work Continues to Save Lives
As we all reflect on what we are grateful for this Thanksgiving, the American Lung Association recognizes and thanks Leon G. Billings, whose tireless work for clean air helped to advance our mission to save lives, prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Last week, Mr. Billings passed away at age 78, and American lost one of its unsung heroes.
Battling for Breath: What It's Like to Live in a Polluted City
Most people know that air pollution is bad for human health. Scenes of smokestacks and hazy horizons conjure up mental images of coughing and wheezing. But not everyone realizes what it takes to stay safe in an area with consistently harmful levels of air pollution, especially for people with a chronic lung disease.Related Topic: Healthy Air
Stories of Lung Cancer Early Detection
Right now, the best way to detect lung cancer early is through lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. But for too many people, lung cancer is found by chance.
COPD: What Patients and Caregivers Should Know
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a disease that millions of Americans live with each day. In honor of COPD Awareness Month and to share more about this complicated respiratory disease, we asked COPD expert Meilan King Han, M.D. what patients and caregivers should know about COPD.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Helping Our Veterans Breathe Easier
The members of our armed forces, active and veterans, make tremendous sacrifices to serve our country. Their lung health should not be one of them. They have earned all the support we can give them. This Veteran's Day, we talked to a decorated Gulf War veteran and learned how he, like a true Marine, is battling lung cancer head on.
Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to help more Americans learn about this disease, we asked Dr. Andrea McKee what everyone should know about lung cancer screening.