Providence School Outreach hosted more than 125 high school students for a live “Chest Watch” surgery as Dr. John Handy performed an initial lung thoracoscopy and then lobectomy on a life-long smoker.
Even if boomers are able to kick the smoking habit – or even if they never smoked at all – they still may be at risk of lung cancer.
In honor of The Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15, Dr. Jain explains why quitting is so hard and offers ways to help kick the habit.
Providence begins work on national lung cancer collaborative
"There is still a long road ahead, but now it's lined with some successes," says Walter Urba, M.D., Ph.D.
Providence will participate in a national phase II study testing whether standardized, evidence-based care for lung cancer surgery will improve patient outcomes.
Medical director of Providence Thoracic Surgery Program, John R. Handy, M.D., HonD, was the recipient of the Oregon Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician Award for 2011. Dr. Handy has been a resource and inspiration to many, as a dedicated Thoracic Surgeon in Oregon. Dr. Handy has been a leader in developing processes and protocols for patients who require Thoracic Surgery. He has been a leader in publishing his surgical outcome. He leads a Thoracic Oncology Conference and is available to physicians outside the metro area.