Eighty percent of the lung cancers discovered through screening are early stage and mostly curable. But for a variety of reasons, only about 2 percent of the people eligible for lung cancer screening actually undergo a test.
Dr. Jason Wallen explains what's important to know about lung cancer screening. A thoracic surgeon, Wallen is the division chief of thoracic surgery at Upstate and the medical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program, which is marking its 20th year this year.
Also on "HealthLink on Air" this week, registered dietitian nutritionist Diana Stuber discusses celiac disease and gluten-free diets. And, Dr. Wendy Levinson tells about the medical Choosing Wisely initiative. Tune in this Sunday, November 10 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.