Smoking cessation and lung cancer treatment at the MUHC

Make no mistake, many people find quitting smoking challenging. The Smoking Cessation Clinic at the MUHC is a unique program that helps patients kick the habit. Under the Directorship of Dr. Gaston Ostiguy, the clinic develops programs of individualized care for each patient consisting of medical tests, group sessions, and medication to reduce their addiction.

Check out our two video podcasts to learn more about the Smoking Cessation Clinic and the new Lung Cancer Diagnostic Suite at the Chest Institute, which allow MUHC experts, like Dr. Anne Gonzalez, to diagnose and treat lung cancers with great accuracy and less invasively than ever before.

  • Smokers represent 90% of lung cancer deaths
  • People who smoke a pack a day increase their risk of developing lung cancer to 10 times that of non-smokers
  • Incidence of lung cancer is on the rise
  • By the time an individual develops lung cancer symptoms, the disease has often already spread, resulting in one of the worst prognoses of any cancer
  • Quitting smoking is the best way to reduce the risks of developing smoking-related diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer.
  • Dr Gaston Ostiguy,
    Director, MUHC Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • Dr. Anne Gonzalez,
    Interventional Respirologist, Smoking Cessation Clinic
    Lung Cancer Diagnostic Suite at the Chest Institute,

Link: Smoking cessation Clinic at the MUHC