Stories for Lung & Respiratory Care

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Allergy Forecast

If you’re like millions of Americans who suffer from allergies, the warming weather is on your radar and is a sign of the current pollen season, along with itchy eyes and a runny nose. Although we tend to associate seasonal allergies with springtime, they can occur at any time and many things can trigger an allergy or asthma attack. To help you manage your allergies, we have gathered information that will help you prepare for the changing seasons.

Five Seconds to a Second Chance

After 50 years of smoking, a 5-second scan saved Karen’s life. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 158,000 Americans will die from lung cancer in 2016. Karen Farquhar is not one of them.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Low-dose CT lung screening saves tens of thousands of lives each year. As a Screening Center of Excellence, Orange Coast Memorial continues its commitment to helping more patients beat this deadly disease.
Lung cancer accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths – not because it’s the most prevalent cancer, but because it has historically been so difficult to detect in its earliest, most-treatable stages. Two-dimensional chest X-rays aren’t sensitive enough to detect tiny nodules and traditional Computerized Topography (CT) exposes patients to higher levels of radiation.

Hook, Line and Tackling Lung Cancer

Hook, Line and Tackling Lung Cancer

The last thing that Burton Wilkins remembers before drifting off to sleep in Orange Coast Medical Center’s operating room was asking to see the robot.

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