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Smoking, Lung Cancer, and Joe Paterno

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Dr. Samadi comments on death of Penn State head football coach, Joe Paterno. A smoker, Paterno died just months after a late-stage lung cancer diagnosis. Dr. Samadi stresses lung cancer as one of the most deadly cancers, often brought on by smoking. Diagnosed early, lung cancer can be treated. Dr. Samadi urges smokers to quit and discuss the need for a CT scan with their doctor.

Dr. Samadi is Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

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