Lung cancer is the third most-common kind of cancer in the Black community in Western New York, with an incidence rate of 76 cases per 100,000 people.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center’s Lung Cancer Screening Program utilizes a practical metric to help patients assess their smoking history and determine whether they should seek lung cancer screening known as the Pack/Year.
Among the key reasons why the FDA is looking to take this action is the renewed emphasis on reducing the number of deaths linked to tobacco use.
“We know that e-cigarettes have fewer toxins than traditional cigarettes, but we can’t say that e-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, as we don’t know whether that translates to a reduced risk of cancer or other health problems,” says Dr. Hyland.

For the first time since 2013, a U.S. task force has released new guidelines on who should undergo annual low-dose CT (LDCT) scans for lung cancer, the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths.

Some of the fastest-growing methods of nicotine delivery are electronic products. But because many of these devices are so new, little is known about the benefits — and the risks — of using them.
We know quitting is hard. Most smokers try several times to quit and it can be a very frustrating process. But every time you try, you practice quitting and increase your chances for quitting for good. So don’t give up – give it another try and ask for help.
In an effort to stop the tobacco industry from targeting younger generations, the U.S. government took aim at youth vaping early this year, banning some e-cigarette flavors — like mint and fruit flavors.

Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS, Chair of Department of Thoracic Surgery and Grace Dy, MD, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, sat down to answer some of the internet's most-searched-for questions related to lung cancer.

Evidence has shown that e-cigarettes can be less harmful to a person’s health in the short-term when someone who regularly smokes completely switches to them, but they still deliver aerosols and other harmful chemicals.

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. In the United States, more people die every year of lung cancer than of the other major cancers – breast, prostate and colon – combined.

Studies show that the overall number and levels of toxins are much lower in vaping products compared with conventional cigarettes, which, in comparison, are incredibly toxic, with thousands of chemicals and dozens of carcinogens that cause harm to every organ system in the body.