Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’

A Survivor at Every Game: The Oakland Raiders Support Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Jim Conwell, 71, would never have known he had lung cancer if weren’t for his wife suggesting he get screened for exposure to Agent Orange at the local Veteran’s Administration health facility. It was then, in 2010, that the Vietnam veteran learned he had lung cancer. A VA physician told him he would need his chest opened surgically for removal of the tumors from his lung. As luck would have it, the VA surgeon assigned to his case was deployed to Afghanistan, and Conwell sought another opinion from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. There, thoracic surgeon David Tom Cooke performed a minimally invasive surgery and successfully removed the diseased part of his lung without having to open his chest. Nearly two years later, Conwell said he feels great, and is back to writing music and enjoying his retirement with his wife, children and grandchildren. Respond and Donate Today

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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a Tweet chat to discuss the latest approaches to lung cancer treatment on Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Twitter users are invited to log in and join the conversation about new medical, surgical and radiation oncology approaches to the disease from cancer center experts. Read More