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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Early screening for lung cancer gains momentum

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 12, 2018 12:20:53 PM

Every year, over 150,000 people in the United States of America die of lung cancer, making lung cancer by far the leading cause of cancer death.[1] One reason why lung cancer is so deadly is that it often eludes detection until too late to save the patient. 80% of lung cancer patients are only diagnosed once their cancer has reached stage III or stage IV, by which point surgery is off the table.[2]

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Tags: lung cancer, early screening, prevention, liquid biopsy, smoking, death

Stopping the Line for Patient Safety

Posted by Skyscape on Oct 30, 2018 11:18:53 AM

At Toyota factories—yes, the car company—every assembly line has a big red button. And every worker has a responsibility to press the button if they feel something is amiss. This button stops the entire assembly line. Stopping the line could mean the difference between building a safe car versus building one that puts people at risk.

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Tags: patient safety, stopping the line, safety, prevention, mistakes

Silent but Deadly: The Carcinogen We Love

Posted by Nursing Educator on Oct 17, 2018 9:51:00 AM

The news constantly bombards us with headlines announcing yet another thing that may increase cancer risk. From pesticides to cigarettes, burnt toast to nitrates, the list goes on and on.

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Tags: cancer, alcohol, prevention

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