‘SOMEONE IN MY CORNER:’ LUNG CANCER HEALTH NAVIGATORS ON CRUSADE TO SAVE LIVES ONE PATIENT AT A TIME “When Jim Mazurek was diagnosed with Stage 3A lung cancer, he knew doctors and nurses would be by his side for care and treatments, but he did not know a superhero would be among them. “Her uniform should include a cape,” Mazurek said of Tracy Hughes, his lung cancer health navigator.” Millions of eligible patients skipping life-saving lung cancer screening “GILFORD, N.H. – Millions of people who are eligible to be screened for lung cancer aren’t getting the test. A New Hampshire woman says she’s living proof that it works.” Lung Cancer Cases Down Over Past 5 Years “The number of new cases of lung cancer decreased over the last 5 years, but screening rates are still low, according to a report published by the American Lung Association (ALA). Researchers from the ALA examined the incidence of lung cancer in 2022, focusing on lung cancer screening, treatment, and survival rates.” Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Causally Linked to Lung Cancer “FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is causally associated with lung cancer risk, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in Cancer Medicine.” Segregation in U.S. Counties Influence Cancer Risk and Mortality “A new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Clemson University shows residential racial and economic segregation was associated with cancer mortality at the county level in the United States. The most segregated communities had a 20% higher mortality rate for all cancer types combined. The association was strongest for lung cancer with a 50% higher mortality in the most segregated counties. The study was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Oncology.” Video: Improving quality of life for older patients with lung cancer “COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) – A study specifically designed for older patients with lung cancer may just provide answers to dramatically improving their quality of life. Expert Dr. Carolyn Presley leads the study and shares some surprising highlights.”