August 26, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, Saint Luke's has seen more late-stage cancers in patients. Preventive cancer screenings are a key step in finding cancers early, starting treatment, and better outcomes. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related death in the United States. 

Dr. Matthew Aboudara, Interventional Pulmonologist at Saint Luke's Cancer Institute, talks to KCTV about Saint Luke's lung screening task force, why early lung cancer detection is so important, signs and symptoms of lung cancer, and the new low dose CT lung cancer screening Saint Luke's offers. 

Related Content

Lung Cancer is as Serious as it Gets, Says Saint Luke’s Oncologist
Lung cancer kills more people than any other type of cancer. Medical oncologist Janakiraman Subramanian, MD co-developed Saint Luke's early detection screening program for patients who meet certain criteria.
KMBC: Saint Luke's Cancer Institute offers new scarless surgery
KMBC talked to Dr. Jason Knight about the new procedure not previously available in the Kansas City region.
Health News You Can Use: Precision Oncology
This week we talk about how precision medicine works, how it helps treat a patient with cancer, and what makes Saint Luke’s unique.