Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, killing more than 150,000 Americans a year. The disease has a five-year survival rate of less than 16 percent, which continues to be significantly lower than the survival rate seen in other major cancers; breast, colon a…
For 35 years, Lorna Kruse felt soothed by Marlboro cigarettes, smoking two packs a day.
Aubrey Arneson, radiology supervisor at St. Vincent Healthcare, demonstrates a CT lung cancer screening with Lorna Kruse, who had the screening on Aug. 25.
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.
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 —…
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…
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.
As a former nurse, Gerry Sielbach knew something was wrong when she began to cough up blood.
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.
The Billings golf community has lost a legend - and a gentleman.
Think fast: What is the most deadly cancer that affects women?
Dr. George Knight, a radiologist at Billings Clinic, reads a CT chest scan. Billings Clinic started offering CT lung scans in July 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Laura Larsson moved to Montana from Oregon in 1998, she had no clue what radon was.
After he was diagnosed with liver cancer, doctors told 64-year-old Ricky “Woodstock” Foley he had only months to live.