KSHB: Lung cancer screenings catch Lee's Summit couple's diagnosis

November 25, 2020

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer kills more more and women worldwide than any other cancer.

Because it is so deadly, an early diagnosis is key.

Jim and Barbara Eschenheimer are living proof. The two were both diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer following screenings recommended by their doctor, Dr. Jonathan Gendel at Saint Luke's Primary Care-Blue Springs, despite having no symptoms.

“If we would’ve had to wait until we had symptoms, it would’ve been much further along,” Barbara said, “And, we wouldn’t have the outcome that we had.”

KSHB spoke to Dr. Gendel about the advanced screening capabilities and who qualifies for a free screening.

Read KSHB's full story: Lung cancer screenings catch Lee's Summit couple's diagnosis

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