Lung Cancer

Norm Coleman Undergoing Surgery to Remove Cancerous Part of Lung

Last August, Coleman said he was being treated for stage 4 lung cancer.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) _ Former U.S. Sen Norm Coleman of Minnesota is undergoing surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove the cancerous part of a lung. Coleman posted on his Facebook page that his surgery scheduled for Monday, July 15 would remove about a quarter of his lungs and cut his lung capacity by up to 20%. Last August, Coleman said…

Two Minutes Could Save Your Life: Lung Association Urges People to Get Screened

They say 25,000 lives can be saved if people at risk get screened

Something that could end up saving your life only takes a couple of minutes and you can do it right at home. It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a two–minute quiz can see if you should be screened for lung cancer. The Lung Association says eight million Americans are at risk, and exposure to things like smoke and radon are…

Educators Encourage People to Quit Smoking on “Kick Butts Day”

Nearly 20 percent of adults in North Dakota smoke regularly

FARGO, N.D. — Health educators celebrate “Kick Butts Day” by encouraging people to quit smoking. The first Kick Butts Day was celebrated in 1996. In North Dakota, nearly 20 percent of adults smoke, and one thousand deaths in the state are related to smoking each year. With resources at Fargo Cass Public Health as well as the state’s ND Quits program,…

North Dakota Ranks Among Top States in Lung Cancer Survival Rates

American Lung Association releases report that puts North Dakota in Top 25% in Diagnosis, Survival Rates

FARGO, N.D. — At Essentia Health in Fargo, lung cancer is the second highest diagnosed cancer among men and the third highest among women. The American Lung Association says North Dakota ranks among the states with the lowest rate of lung cancer patients nationwide. The Peace Garden State also falls among the top 25% percent in the nation in lung cancer…