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Upper Aerodigestive Cancer
Risk Clinic

The Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Risk Clinic is a special program designed to help people at high risk for the development or recurrence of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract. This includes:

  • Lung cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Other rare malignancies

We work closely with patients to develop individualized action plans that address all factors that may put someone at high risk for these cancers. Here, our doctors combine medical and psychological expertise to provide comprehensive care. We offer:

  • The latest screening methods
  • Early detection services
  • Risk reduction and prevention plans
  • Comprehensive treatment programs

Our expert team is comprised of nationally known specialists in cancer, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, and substance abuse.

Who is at Risk?

There are a number of factors that can increase a person's risk for developing cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract. We offer preventive treatment for people whose lifestyles or medical histories involve factors that place them at high risk, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Moderate to heavy alcohol consumption
  • Exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances
  • Genetic/family history
  • Previous occurrence of upper aerodigestive cancer
  • Pulmonary diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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