Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

From Diagnosis to Treatment

Walter Scott

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According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 220,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer annually. It accounts for nearly 15 percent of all newly diagnosed cancers. If you've been diagnosed, you probably have many questions about the nature of the disease and your treatment options.Walter J. Scott, M.D., has treated thousands of lung cancer patients who have navigated this overwhelming maze of medical tests and procedures. In Lung Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment, Dr. Scott helps you understand the process—from getting a diagnosis to going through treatment. He explains topics such as: symptoms of lung cancer, diagnostic tests, types and stages of lung cancer, surgical procedures, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, coping with "smoker's guilt" and more. A book to help you become an informed patient!


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Walter Scott:
Walter J. Scott, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a thoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is chief of the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at Abington Jefferson Hospital and a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Scott specializes in the treatment of cancers involving the chest, with a special emphasis on the treatment of lung cancer. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Philadelphia and as one of America's Top Doctors for Cancer Treatment (thoracic surgery) by Castle Connolly. Walter J. Scott, M.D., F.A.C.S., is Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at Philadelphia ‘s Fox Chase Cancer Center , one of the first National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Dr. Scott is board certified in thoracic surgery. He specializes in the treatment of cancers involving the chest, with a special emphasis on the treatment of lung cancer. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Philadelphia and as one of America ‘s Top Doctors for Cancer Treatment (Thoracic Surgery) by Castle Connolly, 6th Edition.His research interests include the use of positron-emission tomography (PET) for the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with lung cancer, the development of minimally invasive surgical approaches for the treatment of thoracic cancers including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymomas and thymic cancers and malignant pleural mesothelioma.Dr. Scott received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his general surgery residency and fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals.Dr. Scott is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He serves as an editorial reviewer for a number of journals including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. He also serves on the Thoracic Oncology Network of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of national clinical trials groups, including the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group.

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