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Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Robotic Surgery for Lung Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Thoracic Surgeon Paul Vesco, MD

For some diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer, surgical treatment is the first course of action. Learn about robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery options for treating lung cancer and other thoracic conditions in this Ask An Expert Q&A with Sarasota Memorial thoracic surgeon Paul Vesco, MD. 

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Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Lung Cancer Screening ~ Ask An Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., and it often has no symptoms until it has spread. With screening, it can be detected at early stages, before symptoms present and when it is most treatable. In this Ask An Expert Q&A, Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD, explains lung cancer screening and why it's a game changer for those at high risk of developing lung cancer.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2018

Breast Cancer Screening ~ Ask an Expert

With SMH Ambulatory Services Manager Carrie Kunda, BS, RT(R)(M)(ARRT)

There are several different types of imaging technology used for breast cancer screening. Which is the best one for you? A veteran mammography technologist discusses breast imaging and what you need to know in this Ask An Expert Q&A.

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Posted: Sep 26, 2018

Robotic Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With SMH Urologic Oncologist Robert Carey, MD, PhD

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. Find out how minimally invasive surgery can "cure" some cases of the disease in this Ask An Expert Q&A with Sarasota Memorial Urologist Dr. Robert Carey, MD, PhD.

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Posted: May 11, 2018

Breast Cancer: The Genetic Risk

By SMH Certified Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

Cancer—especially breast cancer—often seems to run in families. This could be because the relatives share certain lifestyle habits or have the same environmental exposures. Occasionally, though, the cancer can be inherited—a mutation in the genetic code that is passed down from generation to generation.

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