Leading M.D. addresses lung cancer care & screening on ‘Top Docs Radio’ 

William “Bill” Mayfield, M.D. – the chief surgical officer for the WellStar Health System and the chair of the Georgia Lung Cancer Roundtable (GLCRT) – discusses lung cancer care and lung cancer screening on the latest episode of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show.

Dr. Mayfield addresses…

– The number of people who have lung cancer in Georgia
– How people get lung cancer
– The different lung cancer stages
– Today’s lung cancer treatment options 
– The need for lung cancer screening
– The lung cancer screening process   

– Which patients should be screened for lung cancer
– How much lung cancer screening costs
– How to increase lung cancer screening in Georgia 
– The GLCRT's mission  

In addition to the aforementioned roles, Dr. Mayfield serves as the chair of the Service Line Executive Committee at WellStar; he is a general thoracic surgeon with WellStar Thoracic Surgery Associates; he founded and directs WellStar’s Lung Cancer Screening Program; he co-founded and directs WellStar’s Multi-Disciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinics (STAT Clinics); and he serves as a clinical professor of surgery at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Mayfield has a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, he is a board-certified thoracic surgeon, and he is a member of MAG and several medical specialty societies. It is also worth noting that he won the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Physician/Physician Practice Group/Health Care Hero Award in 2017. 

Contact Kelly Durden at Kelly.durden@cancer.org or 404.949.6457 for information on GLCRT.

Between downloads and live listeners, MAG’s ‘Top Docs Radio’ show has now reached more than 300,000 listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. The program is supported with a grant from the Alliant Health Group in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

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People who have been diagnosed with lung cancer or know someone who has been diagnosed with lung cancer can contact the American Cancer Society Information Center 24/7/365 at 800.227.2345 for “information, day-to-day help and emotional support.”