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Lung Cancer

'There is always a fear of getting lung cancer when you smoke,' says former smoker

'There is always a fear of getting lung cancer when you smoke,' says former smoker

For 35 years, Lorna Kruse felt soothed by Marlboro cigarettes, smoking two packs a day.

September 24, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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The screening

The screening

Aubrey Arneson, radiology supervisor at St. Vincent Healthcare, demonstrates a CT lung cancer screening with Lorna Kruse, who had the screening on Aug. 25.

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Discussing the benefits

Discussing the benefits

Dr. Kathleen Ryan, a radiologist at St. Vincent Healthcare, and patient Lorna Kruse discuss the benefits of the new CT lung cancer screening at the hospital.

September 08, 2014 6:10 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Public health campaigns promote benefits of prudence

WASHINGTON — In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers. Six years later —…

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Taking simple steps can protect your home against radon

You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it; but every year people around Montana are exposed to it, often in their homes. It is the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States, second only to smoking. And while there are frequent warnings about the importance of washing your…

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Guest opinion: Repeal SB423: Law denies medical marijuana to seriously ill

Cancer has been trying to kill me for a while now, which is why I hope Montanans will vote “no” on this year’s medical marijuana ballot issue.

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Woman not expected to make it through night thrives at RiverStone Hospice

Woman not expected to make it through night thrives at RiverStone Hospice

As a former nurse, Gerry Sielbach knew something was wrong when she began to cough up blood.

May 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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BILL BIGHAUS: Golf pro Hahn grateful for Allen's guidance

BILL BIGHAUS: Golf pro Hahn grateful for Allen's guidance

To illustrate the influence and impact longtime club pro Paul Allen had on the Billings golf scene, one needs to look no further than Mark Hahn.

March 28, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Billings golf legend Paul Allen dies at 82

Billings golf legend Paul Allen dies at 82

The Billings golf community has lost a legend - and a gentleman.

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Billings Clinic offers CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer

Billings Clinic offers CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer

Think fast: What is the most deadly cancer that affects women?

February 14, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Dr. Jorge Nieva

Dr. Jorge Nieva

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Dr. George Knight

Dr. George Knight

Dr. George Knight, a radiologist at Billings Clinic, reads a CT chest scan. Billings Clinic started offering CT lung scans in July 2011.

January 30, 2012 4:10 pmLoading…
CT scan

CT scan

Dr. George Knight, a radiologist at Billings Clinic, shows one of the hospital's CT scanners that can be used to screen for lung cancer.

January 30, 2012 4:10 pmLoading…

State Treasurer Meyer faces more cancer treatment

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming State Treasurer Joe Meyer will undergo cancer surgery in Colorado this week and says he plans to return to work in a month.

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Health Matters: For every 8 smokers who die from tobacco use, 1 nonsmoker also dies

Forty-seven years have passed since the surgeon general first reported that smoking causes lung cancer. Since that time, tobacco use has greatly declined in Montana and across the nation. Much of this decline is attributed to tobacco-related policy implemented by federal and state governments.

October 04, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Cigarette packs will carry graphic images beginning in 2012 to reduce smoking deaths

Cigarette packs will carry graphic images beginning in 2012 to reduce smoking deaths

It’s official: Graphic images of corpses, rotting teeth and cancer-ridden lungs will be required to appear on every pack of cigarettes sold in the United States and in every cigarette advertisement.

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MSU professor aims to educate Montanans about health hazards of radon

MSU professor aims to educate Montanans about health hazards of radon

When Laura Larsson moved to Montana from Oregon in 1998, she had no clue what radon was.

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Billings man's dying wish is to see his brother

Billings man's dying wish is to see his brother

After he was diagnosed with liver cancer, doctors told 64-year-old Ricky “Woodstock” Foley he had only months to live.

February 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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