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.
Menorah Medical Center December 03, 2018