What’s Up, Doc? Lung Cancer Screening
Dr. Mohammad Khan joined the show this morning to talk about lung cancer screenings.
What's Up, Doc? is a weekly health segment on WROK sponsored by MercyHealth. Each week they highlight a different doctor/healthcare professional to come on our show and talk to us about their specialty. It has turned into one of our favorite segments. All of our doctors have exhibited a "human" side that people don't always get to see with their physicians. We encourage you to check out some of our past episodes here. We've done about 30 of these segments highlighting everything from Lyme disease to hernia repair to finding a health care plan and everything else in between. We've learned a lot and hope you can too.
One thing everyone knows about cancer is that early detection is one of the main keys to defeating it. Dr. Khan joined us this morning to hopefully get some people that early detection that they need to survive.
Dr. Khan says that while we have made huge progress in the cancer world, lung cancer is still a death sentence for many, especially if it isn't detected early.
MercyHealth's lung cancer screening program is designed to alert those who are at high risk but maybe are asymptomatic to come in and get screened. The highest risk factor is of course smoking, but the way they weigh in a smoking risk is a little different than you might have imagined.
We thank Dr. Khan for his time and thank him for sharing his expertise with our audience.
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