Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

Dr. Mehmet Oz,Dr. Mike Roizen

Tags: diabetes | cancer | screening | dr. oz

Screening for Diabetes and Lung Cancer

By and Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:17 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Bo Jackson is the only athlete named to the NFL Pro Bowl and MLB All-Star game in the same season. Deion Sanders hit a home run in the MLB and scored a touchdown in the NFL in the same week.

Those are multi-threats we'd like to see more of.

In contrast, we'd like to see less of the multiple threats of diabetes and lung cancer that menace many Americans.

Two new recommendations can let you know if you're at risk, so you can become a positive threat to anything standing in your way of health and happiness.

1. If you are overweight, it's smart to get screened for prediabetes or diabetes at age 35, according to a draft of new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations (USPSTF). If you're cleared, get rechecked annually. If you're diagnosed, you can begin to cure or control the conditions with smart lifestyle changes and, if needed, medication.

2. Current smokers and ex-smokers who quit within the past 15 years, ages 50 to 80, and who have a 20-pack-year history, should get screened for lung cancer with a low-dose CT scan, says USPSTF. Optimally, you should have the scan four consecutive years.

What's a 20-pack-year history mean? If you smoked a pack a day for 20 years or two a day for 10 years, you've accumulated 20 pack-years.

Need help quitting? Search for "Quitting Smoking" at www.myclevelandclinic.org.

© King Features Syndicate


Dr-Oz
Two new recommendations can let you know if you're at risk, so you can become a positive threat to anything standing in your way of health and happiness
diabetes, cancer, screening, dr. oz
232
2021-17-15
Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:17 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
Newsmax TV Live
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved