In conjunction with Lung Cancer Awareness Month, former NFL linebacker Chris Draft shares his wife’s personal lung cancer story and how they began to raise awareness for the lung cancer community. Chris Draft along with CURE Connections® host Philippa Cheetham, MD, medical oncologist Leora Horn, MD, MSc, and Carly Ornstein, the national director of lung cancer education for the American Lung Association, consider strategies for educating the public on risk factors, in addition to smoking, that may cause lung cancer.
▼ Episode 1 A Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: Keasha's Story
Chris Draft describes the story of how his wife, Keasha, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and how the experience affected them.
► Episode 6 Dispelling Myths Surrounding Lung Cancer
Dr. Leora Horn and Chris Draft remark on types of risk factors, aside from smoking, that potentially play a role in lung cancer, and remark on considerations for connecting patients to appropriate healthcare professionals when monitoring and managing the disease.
Carly Ornstein and Chris Draft explain why it is important for patients to be their own advocates when managing their health. Chris highlights hurdles that patients experience when seeking appropriate care.