Dr. Henschke shares if environmental toxins or chemical contribute to the development of lung cancer.
We know some of the things that give you increased chances of having lung cancer. So, radon exposure, or too much radiation exposure, is one of those; asbestos, being exposed to asbestos fibers, is another risk factor. The other chemicals, there are a variety of chemicals and the association maybe clearer cut for some and not so clear for the other. So if you are working in one of those chemical industries, you should really ask.
About Dr. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D.:
Dr. Claudia Ingrid Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is an Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Radiology in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. She is a clinical expert in percutaneous fine needle lung biopsies and thoracic radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Henschke received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.