Lung cancer is difficult to diagnose early, local expert says
Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk show radio host who battled stage 4 lung cancer, died Wednesday at ago 70. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer last February. Local oncologist Dr. Scot Ackerman said the sad thing about lung cancer is that it can be hard to diagnose early because the early symptoms of shortness of breath and cough can be attributed to many other ailments. “For him to have some shortness of breath, this wasn’t that unusual,” Ackerman said. Limbaugh was also a known smoker of cigars, which Ackerman said could have contributed to his lung cancer, depending on how much he smoked.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
News4Jax anchors Kent Justice and Joy Purdy contributed to this reportSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. RELATED: Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picksChief Justice John Roberts mourned Ginsburg’s passing. It was my honor to preside over her confirmation hearings, and to strongly support her accession to the Supreme Court. __“With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, America has lost one of the most extraordinary Justices ever to serve on the Supreme Court. __“Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left an indelible mark on this country, and her loss will be deeply felt.
Expert: Uncommon to be diagnosed with colon cancer so young
Actor Chadwick Boseman, known for playing real-life Black icons and ruling Wakanda as the Marvel character Black Panther, died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Jacksonville oncologist Dr. Scot Ackerman said Saturday on The Morning Show that its unusual for someone to be diagnosed with colon cancer at such a young age. God bless Chadwick Boseman. Denzel Washington, via a statement. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. You will be missed. Bosemans Black Panther co-star Sterling K. Brown.
Difference Between the Flu and Covid-19
Difference Between the Flu and Covid-19Published: March 26, 2020, 8:32 amThis morning we are talking health with Dr. Scot Ackerman.. We are breaking down the differences between the flu...and covid-19. Some of you have asked why the panic over covid...when tens of thousands of people die every year from the flu.
What caused the largest one-year decline in US cancer death rate?
Dr. Scot Ackerman, a Jacksonville oncologist, visited The Morning Show to discuss a new report shows the largest ever one-year decline in US cancer death rate. The overall cancer death rate has been falling about 1.5% a year since 1991, but it fell 2.2% from 2016 to 2017.