Keith D. Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP, discusses the option for lung cancer screenings of those at high risk of developing the disease, including people who are 55 to 77 years old, have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for the last 30 years, have quit smoking within the past 15 years, and have a family history of the disease. Since it often has few symptoms until the late stages, this screening can provide critical time for treatment.
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Dr. Keith D. Mortman, he is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery at the George Washington University Hospital.