10 Takeaways From Dr. Gerard Silvestri’s Reddit AMA

By: Vanessa Claude

August 17, 2017

CHEST President, Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS, FCCP, took to Reddit for the first time on Thursday, August 10, for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the subject of lung cancer. Dr. Silvestri is an international expert in lung cancer and interventional pulmonology. He is a contributor to CHEST lung cancer guidelines; authored more than 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and editorials; and has had the opportunity to serve on the editorial board of the journal CHEST®.

As Dr. Silvestri enjoyed the opportunity to connect with those interested in inquiring about lung cancer, he was also amazed by the sheer creativity of some of the Reddit usernames. Here are 10 takeaways from Dr. Silvestri’s responses to some interesting questions.

1. What you should know about lung cancer.

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2. New developments in lung cancer therapies.

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3. The cardiovascular and lung cancer risks post cessation of smoking.

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4. The risk of lung cancer with asthma or emphysema.

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5. The criteria for lung cancer screening.

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6. How socioeconomic status contributes to possible lung cancer.

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7. How to best avoid lung cancer in developing countries.

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8. The future role of surgical management of lung cancer.

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9. The possible success of immunotherapy treatment.

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10. No, lung tissue is not the same as your skin tissue.

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