- By Jen O'Hara
Mayo Clinic Radio: Lung Cancer Update/Household Health Hazards/Prediabetes
Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Each year, it claims more lives than cancer of the breast, colon, prostate and ovaries combined. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist Dr. Eric Edell explains what's behind this statistic ... and describes how low-dose CT lung scanning is helping to diagnose lung cancer earlier. Also on the program, the deadly trio of radon gas, carbon monoxide and lead in your home can result in illness or death if not detected. Occupational medicine specialist Dr. Laura Breeher outlines how to protect your family and yourself from these household health hazards. And, endocrinologist and diabetes expert Dr. Robert Rizza discusses why a diagnosis of prediabetes doesn't automatically mean you'll get diabetes.
Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Some risk factors for lung cancer can be avoided or reduced ... while others cannot.
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