Expert Video - Why is lung cancer screening important for Native Americans?

Pulmonologist and critical care medicine specialist Dr. Annie Rusk discusses why screening for lung cancer is so important for Native Americans and discusses the impact of lung cancer on Native American communities. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death for Native American people in the United States, and it is also the third most common cancer diagnosis in this community. Native Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer at a later stage when lung cancer can be hard to treat successfully. Dr. Rusk explains that if lung cancer can be found early, even when there are no symptoms, it's more likely to be cured with treatment. Finding lung cancer early can lead to better outcomes.

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