Leading M.D. addresses lung cancer care on new MAG ‘Top Docs’ show  

Rabih Bechara, M.D. – the chief of interventional pulmonology of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Atlanta and a professor at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University – addresses developments in lung cancer care and the steps that the American Lung Association (ALA) is taking to reduce lung cancer on the latest episode of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show.  

Dr. Bechara addresses… 

– What causes lung cancer, its signs and symptoms, and why it’s so deadly

– The difference between small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer

– The three factors that are used to determine the different lung cancer stages

– Low-dose CT scans, who is recommended for screening, and the process for getting one 

– ALA’s ‘LUNG FORCE’ initiative and its ‘Saved by the Scan’ campaign 

– Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which will take place in November (i.e., to raise awareness about lung cancer and availability of new lifesaving lung cancer screening) 

– How family members and friends can help and support someone who is diagnosed with lung cancer 

– How physicians and patients can get more information about lung cancer  

Dr. Bechara focuses on lung cancer and other cancers, malignancies and growths that occur in the chest cavity.

MAG sponsors at least two ‘Top Docs Radio’ episodes per month. Between downloads and live listeners, the program has reached more than 270,000 listeners – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.   

MAG’s ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is supported with a grant from the Alliant Health Group in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.

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