What Is My Risk of Getting Lung Cancer?

It was estimated by the American Cancer Society that there would be 161,840 deaths from lung cancer in 2008 (90,810 among men and 71,030 among women), accounting for about 29% of all cancer deaths. Additionally, it was estimated by the American Cancer Society that there would be 215,020 new lung cancer cases diagnosed in 2008 (114,690 among men and 100,330 among women), accounting for about 15% of all cancer diagnoses.  More women die each year from lung cancer than from breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers combined. Every hour of every day, 19 people die from lung cancer and at least 15-percent never smoked. Lung cancer is considered a silent killer, since the disease is most often not detected until it is in a terminal stage. (Source: American Cancer Society)





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Business web directory and online Internet marketing center, offering powerful promotion opportunities to your business and website. Maximize traffic to your website by submitting to the directory. Categorized in 7 main groups, including Consulting, Manufacturing, Internet Services, Professionals, Health, Pharmaceutical, Software & Telecommunications and Transportation.

Associations, Foundations & Non-Profit

Associations

Retail & Ecommerce

Retail Directory businesses and Retail Directory companies. View the B2B Directory Guide business directory and find a complete listing of companies by restaurants, travel and lodging, clothing, publishing, sports and health, and gifts and arts.

Clothing & Accessories

Coloriffics is a national manufacturer and retailer of Special Occasion Shoes, Evening Shoes, Dyeable Shoes

Category: Special Occasion Shoes, Evening Shoes, Dyeable Shoes

Sizzle, a division of Coloriffics, focuses on tween and teen Evening Prom Shoes, Silver Prom Shoes, Prom Shoes

Category: Evening Prom Shoes, Silver Prom Shoes, Prom Shoes

Offers a range of products and services for markets including Wedding Shoes, Wedding Sandals, Bridal Shoes. Coloriffics Shoes- Speen and Co. has been a member since 2009 in the Clothing and Accessories directory.

Category: Wedding Shoes, Wedding Sandals, Bridal Shoes

Provides full-service adult diaper, plasticpants, products for incontinence services for customers needing needing incontinence protection for day-to-day living and comfort. Visit http://www.driwear.com/ to take advantage of our special rates today.

Category: Adult Diaper, Plasticpants, Products For Incontinence

Retailer of rubberpants, plastic wear, adult baby. Located in the Clothing and Accessories directory since 2011, Fetware strives to provide superior service and sell the highest quality products.

Category: Rubberpants, Plastic Wear, Adult Baby

Gifts, Arts & Other

Find out where you can get MA persian Rug Cleaning, NH oriental rugs, persian and oriental rugs, persian carpets, NH oriental rug cleaning. Since 2010, Persian Rugs of Nashua, NH has been listed in the Gifts Arts and Other directory.

Category: Ma Persian Rug Cleaning, Nh Oriental Rugs, Persian And Oriental Rugs, Persian Carpets, Nh Oriental Rug Cleaning

Music, Gaming and Other

Burkart Flutes is a premiere flute and piccollo company. Their custom flutes are designed by award-winning artists for bringing out the best in classical, jazz and other styles with flair.

Category: Professional Flute, Custom Piccolo, Flute And Piccolo Headjoint

Providing high quality new Burkart-Phelan-Resona resona flutes. Since 2012, Burkart-Phelan-Resona has participated in the Retail directory.

Category: Resona Flutes

Publishing

SBCA

Category: Publishing

Sports and Health

OPEN

Hotels & Restaurants

Hotels

Consumer Transportation

Consumer

Associations, Foundations & Non-Profit

A leading source for Public Pension Attorneys from MA Ass'n Pension Attorneys.

Category: Public Pension Attorneys

As an institution, SPF Foundation has been a good corporate sponsor for the MA charitable foundation industry. A member of the directory since 2002 in the Non-Profit section.

Category: Charitable Foundation Industry

Cambodian League is a registered member in the Non-Profit vertical market and services the area's needs. Visit us at http://host.web-print-design.com/cambodian to see how we're helping our clients every day.

Category: Cambodian Directory

Specialized in Associations Foundations and Non-Profit with operations and headquarters in MA, East Coast Jazz is a leading national provider of youth jazz competitions. Directory listing since 2004.

Category: Associations Foundations And Non-Profit

Offers a range of Cancer Foundation consulting services and is posted in the Affordable Associations Foundations and Non-Profit market.

Category: Cancer Foundation

Affordable Associations Foundations and Non-Profit service that provide opportunities to see improv theater. Customized to your requirements by Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

Category: Improv Theater

http://host.web-print-design.com/SBCA allows users to search for the best DC Non-Profit for the ideal dish tv, direct TV, satellite internet company as a community partner.

Category: Dish Tv, Direct Tv, Satellite Internet

Retail & Ecommerce

Retail Directory businesses and Retail Directory companies. View the B2B Directory Guide business directory and find a complete listing of companies by restaurants, travel and lodging, clothing, publishing, sports and health, and gifts and arts.

Clothing & Accessories

Offers home improvement products that includes Mystic Mattress. Since 2012, Mystic Mattress has been listed in the Clothing and Accessories directory.

Category: Clothing And Accessories

Specialize in Wedding Shoes, Wedding Sandals, Bridal Shoes. Special Events Bridal Shoppe has, since 2007, been listed in the Clothing and Accessories directory.

Category: Wedding Shoes, Wedding Sandals, Bridal Shoes

Provides full-service adult diaper, plasticpants, products for incontinence services for customers needing incontinence protection for day-to-day living and comfort. Visit http://www.driwear.com/ to take advantage of our special rates today.

Category: Adult Diaper, Plasticpants, Products For Incontinence

Retailer of rubberpants, plastic wear, adult baby. Located in the Clothing and Accessories directory since 2011, Fetware strives to provide superior service and sell the highest quality products.

Category: Rubberpants, Plastic Wear, Adult Baby

KissMe Lingerie is a registered member in the Retail vertical market and services the area's needs. Visit us at http://host.web-print-design.com/kissme to see how we're helping our clients every day.

Category: Lingerie

Providing a complete range of Clothing and Accessories, SPL Jewelry Sales has been a good corporate sponsor for the CT Retail board. A senior member of this listing since 2000 in the Retail vertical.

Category: Online Rings, Bracelets

Providers of Clothing and Accessories-related services and is located in MA for individuals and corporations looking for local screen printing services. Look to Velocity Screen Printing to solve your larger print production problems.

Category: Clothing And Accessories

Gifts, Arts & Other

Shop Floral Arts in the Gifts Arts and Other category to find the best deals in MA for flowers, shrubs, inddor and outdoor vegetation.

Category: Flowers, Shrubs, Inddor And Outdoor Vegetation

A producer of specialty customized picture frames for the MA Gifts Arts and Other retail space.

Category: Customized Picture Frames

Provides and builds custom planters and other garden furniture. Found in the Retail, Gifts Arts and Other group in this directory.

Category: Custom Planters And Other Garden Furniture

Military Arts has been a trusted partner for NH Gifts Arts and Other fellow firms since 2000, providing sound resource management for Retail members.

Category: Gifts Arts And Other

Manufactures and distributes dog toys, dog balls, dog water bowl. Found in the Retail, Gifts Arts and Other group in this directory.

Category: Dog Toys, Dog Balls, Dog Water Bowl

Find out where you can get Toffee Masters specialty toffee products. Since 2001, Toffee Masters has been listed in the Gifts Arts and Other directory.

Category: Toffee Masters Specialty Toffee Products

Distributor with worldwide sales capacity and industrial supply, Westford China in the Retail market sells and services military memorabilia and promotional items in MA, and has been a member since 2001.

Category: Military Decals, Mugs And Other Promotional Products

BoxCarz is a registered member in the Retail vertical market and services the area's needs. Visit us at http://host.web-print-design.com/boxcarz to see how we're helping our clients every day.

Category: Play Cardboard Cars

Provides a complete range of Retail products for sale, new and used. Located in MA, Caspers Faux Glass services a broad range of retail, business, and institutional clients. Filed with Gifts Arts and Other.

Category: Faux Glass

A leading source for gold parties from Gold to Green. Found in the Gifts Arts and Other directory.

Category: Gold Parties

Providing a complete range of Gifts Arts and Other, Gold to Green has been a good corporate sponsor for the MA Retail board. A senior member of this listing since 2008 in the Retail vertical.

Category: Gifts Arts And Other

Company profile and product/services listings found at http://host.web-print-design.com/holiday. Specializing in the gifts for school fundraising industry, they are part of the Retail Gifts Arts and Other section of the directory.

Category: Gifts For School Fundraising

A manufacturer of personalized gift baskets and located in MA, Suzannas Gift Baskets has been an Affordable Gifts Arts and Other supplier since 1998.

Category: Personalized Gift Baskets

North American scientific and laboratory equipment company that manufactures vending and arcade equipment. Since 1999, Token Sales has been listed in the Gifts Arts and Other directory.

Category: Vending And Arcade Equipment

Yim Trading provides fantastic values on all the latest decorating trends in the Retail market. Specializes in porcelain figurines. Located in MA, Yim Trading has been an Affordable Gifts Arts and Other supplier since 2000.

Category: Porcelain Figurines

Music, Gaming and Other

Distributor with worldwide sales capacity and industrial supply, Brannen Flutes in the Retail market sells and services flutes and piccolos in MA, and has been a member since 2002.

Category: Music And Other Consumer

LVI is a registered member in the Retail vertical market and services the area's needs. Visit us at http://host.web-print-design.com/lvi to see how we're helping our clients every day.

Category: Music And Other Consumer

Offers Music and Other Consumer services for Florida-based new wave band. Since 2001, Noir has been listed in the Retail directory.

Category: Florida-Based New Wave Band

Burkart Flutes is a premiere flute and piccollo company. Their custom flutes are designed by award-winning artists for bringing out the best in classical, jazz and other styles with flair.

Category: Professional Flute, Custom Piccolo, Flute And Piccolo Headjoint

Providing high quality new Burkart-Phelan-Resona resona flutes. Since 2012, Burkart-Phelan-Resona has participated in the Retail directory.

Category: Resona Flutes

Doggie Day provides fantastic values on all the latest animal care trends in the Retail market. Specializes in pet sitting services. Located in MA, Doggie Day has been an Corporate Music and Other Consumer supplier since 2000.

Category: Pet Sitting Services

Online retailer of online gaming. Located in the Music and Other Consumer directory since 2004, International Global Gaming Federation strives to provide superior service and sell the highest quality products.

Category: Online Gaming

Publishing

Offers a range of solutions in the books for solving disabilities market. Consultant services in the Publishing industry.

Category: Books For Solving Disabilities

Customized business forms, print form layout, forms management and final print production. Cost effective, automated inventory reminders.

Category: Business Forms, Print Form Layout, Forms Management

Rizzoli Publishing is a registered member in the Retail vertical market and services the area's needs. Visit us at http://host.web-print-design.com/greek-files to see how we're helping our clients every day.

Category: Publishing

Secrets to Dating has been a trusted partner for CT Publishing fellow firms since 2001, providing sound resource management for Retail members.

Category: Publishing

Sports and Health

As one of the area's privately-owned Retail corporations, Perseus Athletics in MA Retail provides Sports medicine, posture training. Member since 2009.

Category: Sports Medicine, Posture Training

A leading source for Adventure Sports from Adventure Sports. Found in the Sports and Health directory.

Category: Sports And Health

Shop Precision Speed and Strength in the Sports and Health category to find the best deals in MA for speed and strength conditioning.

Category: Speed And Strength Conditioning

Company profile and product/services listings found at http://host.web-print-design.com/rocky. Specializing in the trail rides industry, they are part of the Retail Sports and Health section of the directory.

Category: Trail Rides

Shop SAJA Farms in the Sports and Health category to find the best deals in MA for farmer market, food organic, food natural organic, MA, Massachusetts.

Category: Farmer Market, Food Organic, Food Natural Organic, Ma, Massachusetts

A manufacturer of Horse Stud Services and located in MA, Al Beau Stud Services has been an Affordable Sports and Health supplier since 2002.

Category: Horse Stud Services

Backyard Party

Category: Indoor Bouncy House Store

Christine's Day Spa is a registered member in the Retail vertical market and services the area's needs. Visit us at http://host.web-print-design.com/christine to see how we're helping our clients every day.

Category: Day Spa

Specializes in Sports and Health with operations and headquarters in MA, SkiMarket is a leading national provider of Alpine and cross country ski supplies Directory listing since 2004.

Category: Alpine And Cross Country Ski Supplies

Ski Boots

Category: Ski Boots

Bicycles

Category: Bicycles

Hotels & Restaurants

Fortunato's Restaurant is an Lowell Italian restaurant and has been a member of the restaurant section since 1999 in the MA Hotels and Restaurants section.

Category: Lowell Italian Restaurant

Garlic Bistro is a Lowell Thai restaurant and has been a member of the restaurant section since 2000 in the MA Hotels and Restaurants section.

Category: Lowell Thai Restaurant

Hammersley's Bistro is an upscale boston cuisine and has been a member of the restaurant section since 1998 in the MA Hotels and Restaurants section.

Category: Upscale Boston Cuisine

Steve The Cook is a Dracut catering firm and has been a member of the restaurant section since 2007 in the MA Hotels and Restaurants section.

Category: Dracut Catering Firm

Bella Italia is an Italian restaurant and has been a member of the restaurant section since 2003 in the MA Hotels and Restaurants section.

Category: Italian Restaurant

Sells bus transportation at competitive prices, primarily as a Hotels and Restaurants transporation company.

Category: Bus Transportation

The Colonial Inn 1999 is offering luxury accommodations. Located in the center of downtown Concord, MA.

Category: Hotels And Restaurants

Giovannis Restaurant is a Dracut family dining and has been a member of the restaurant section since 1997 in the MA Hotels and Restaurants section.

Category: Dracut Family Dining

Provides full-service NH Hotel, Lakes Region, Shopping services for customers needing hotel lodging services. Visit http://host.web-print-design.com/tilton-hampton to take advantage of our special rates today.

Category: Nh Hotel, Lakes Region, Shopping

Online provider of online booking travel agency as an Hotels and Restaurants general partner in global distribution systems.

Category: Online Booking Travel Agency

Tyngs Tavern is a registered member in the Travel and Lodging vertical market and services the area's needs. Visit us at http://host.web-print-design.com/tyngs to see how we're helping our clients every day.

Category: Tyngsboro Family Restaurant

Colonial Inn #1a

Category: Hotels And Restaurants

Mambo Restaurant is a Lowell Mexican restaurant and has been a member of the restaurant section since 2006 in the MA Hotels and Restaurants section.

Category: Lowell Mexican Restaurant

Consumer Transportation

Sells new and used diesel trucks at competitive prices, primarily as a Transport and Logistics heavy new and rebuild constuction group.

Category: Diesel Trucks

A source for wholesale Pryority Foods food brokerage firm. Since 2012, Pryority Foods has participated in the Retail directory.

Category: Food Brokerage Firm

Offers a range of solutions in the travel agency market. Consultant services in the Transport and Logistics industry.

Category: Travel Agency

Provides a complete range of Retail car dealer products for sale, new and used. Located in MA, Haverhill Motors services a broad range of retail, business, and institutional clients. Filed with Transport and Logistics

Category: Car Dealer

Starving Artists Movers

Category: Residential Movers

Harley Davidson-BETA

Category: Harley Davidson Motorcycles
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Approximately 90% of all lung cancers occur among smokers and approximately 10% occur among non-smokers. (MLF Note: Some recent research indicates that approximately 8% of men and 20% of women diagnosed with lung cancer were never-smokers--see High Rates of Lung Cancer Found for Female Non-smokers). Passive smoking contributes to the development of lung cancer among non-smokers and certain occupational exposures such as asbestos exposure are also known to cause lung cancer. (Source: National Cancer Institute)  "Although cigarette smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer, other risk factors include industrial exposures to agents such as asbestos, arsenic, uranium, nickel, and chromates as well as exposures to the indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde and radon gas. There are a significant number of patients who do not have the risk factors outlined above. Lung cancer is not necessarily a self-inflicted disease by smoking. The incidence of lung cancer in women without a history of prior smoking has increased in recent years.  Histologic types of lung cancer are different between smokers and non-smokers. The majority of patients with no prior smoking have a histologic type of adenocarcinoma as opposed to either squamous cell carcinoma or small cell carcinoma, common in patients with prior smoking. Estrogens are known to act as tumor promoters through a receptor-mediated mechanism in reproductive organs. There are some reports of estrogen receptor expression in lung cancer, and it is possible that the lung is an estrogen-responsive organ and that women are more susceptible to lung cancer than men, suggesting a role for estrogen in the development of this disease." (Source: Noah C. Choi, M.D., Distinguished Scholar in Thoracic Oncology, Director of MGH Thoracic Oncology Center, Head of Thoracic Oncology Unit,  Massachusetts General Hospital) 


How Can I Find Out If I Have Lung Cancer?

Early Detection Low-Dose Spiral CT Scan Screening

"How do you discover a lung cancer while it is curable?  Doctors no longer rely nearly as much on routine annual chest X-rays in smokers, because there are better diagnostic techniques. In my own practice, I send everyone at special risk-particularly cigarette smokers, past or present, for a low-dose helical CT scan of the chest every year or two. This scan has detected several small cancers among my patients, who subsequently were cured." (Source: Face The Facts About Lung Cancer, by Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, Boston Sunday Globe, 11/9/03)

"The best hope of curing lung cancer is finding it as early as possible. If you are at risk, this new test (CT scan) can detect tiny spots on your lungs years before they would even be seen on a regular chest x-ray. These tiny spots, or nodules may be signs of early lung cancer." (Source: The New York Early Lung Cancer Action Program)

"Lung cancer results in more deaths in the United States than any other malignancy, and accounts for more cancer deaths than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined. Lung cancer causes no symptoms in its earliest stages. Moreover, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer is only 14 percent, a number that has not changed significantly in many years. These statistics underscore the dire need for the earliest detection possible. An effective screening technique that detects the cancer in its initial stages may help prevent death in the nearly 170,000 individuals diagnosed with this disease each year." "CT screening transforms the prognosis for lung cancer, just as mammography did for breast cancer and the PAP test did for cervical cancer." "The current five-year survival rate for lung cancer is only 14 percent But that could soar to 80% if all smokers and ex-smokers received annual CT exams and early treatment" (Source: Claudia I. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Radiology and Division Chief of Chest Imaging at the New York Weill Cornell Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital)

Spiral computed tomography (CT) of the chest performed in middle-aged smokers can help identify two to four times more lung cancers than chest x-rays, with more than 70 percent of the tumors still in Stage 1, according to an article on lung cancer in the first issue for November (2002) of the American Thoracic Society's peer reviewed journal, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: Intelihealth. com [a subsidiary of Aetna]).

The Early Lung Cancer Action Project.  Study population was 1,000 symptom-free volunteers of whom 46% were female and 54% were male.  The median age of this study was 67, the median pack years smoking was 47 and asbestos exposure was 14% of cohort.  The volunteers were considered medically able to have thoracic surgery.  Both chest x-ray and low-dose CT scan were utilized in the study.  The results of the study were as follows: (1) the low-dose CT scan detected nodules in 233 volunteers; the chest x-ray detected nodules in 68 volunteers.  (2) High Resolution CT scan evaluation of the volunteers in foregoing (1) showed that 27 of the 233 volunteers (2.7%) with CT scan detected nodules had Stage 1 resectable lung cancers, whereas 7 of the 68 volunteers (0.7%) with x-ray detected nodules had Stage 1 resectable lung cancers.  Study Conclusion was that low dose spiral CT scan is a useful way to identify early stage lung cancer in populations at high risk for developing lung cancer.  (Source: Lancet, July 10, 1999)

Early Lung Cancer Detection and Treatment Strategies. "Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States. The majority of lung cancer patients will present with advanced disease with a very poor overall survival.  Although prior screening trials have shown no benefit from screening, there is renewed interest in low-dose CT screening as a screening modality for lung cancer. A high proportion of screen-detected cancers are early stage and resectable for cure. For the majority of these early stage patients, standard lobectomy is the treatment of choice. New options to potentially detect and treat early stage lung cancer will increase dramatically in the future." (Source: Port JL, Kent M, Altorki NK, Surg Oncol. 2002; 11:191-199)

In the June 24, 2003, Personal Journal section of the Wall Street Journal, Spiral CT Scan for early stage lung cancer detection was listed in an article entitled: "Five Tests Worth Paying For--Health Insurance Usually Won't Cover Them, but They Could Save Your Life"

 
 
 

 
 
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