More than 85 percent of lung cancer cases are smoking-related. In this interview, we hear from a chest surgeon who specializes in treating lung and esophageal cancer about the trends in smoking in the United States. The interview also covers lung cancer, including how it develops and how it is treated.
Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
Dr. Richard Battafarano, head of thoracic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Battafarano is also an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.