December 03, 2018
The American Lung Association says more than 234,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. It is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women -- more than colon, breast or prostate cancer combined. Elaine Hernstrom’s underwent lung cancer treatment and surgery at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center. Now a fierce advocate for screenings to help early detection of cancer, Hernstrom—a lifelong smoker who quit after her surgeries— advises consulting with your primary care physician about a lung CT screening if you’re a current or former smoker. Dr. Joe Stilwill discusses how the low-dose lung cancer screening is improving and saving lives.