Dr. Robert Caccavale featured in the Asbury Park Press

Dorothy Davis of Freehold had no indications of lung cancer. Despite being a former smoker, the 67-year-old is now an active hiker. A fall and subsequent back pain led her down a road that ended with a recommended lung cancer screening through the Comprehensive LungCare Program at CentraState in Freehold.

During the screening, the doctors saw something very small, “like a needle in a haystack,” says Davis.

It was later determined to be early-stage lung cancer. “That screening saved my life,” she adds.

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. In fact, more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. It will take the lives of approximately 160,000 Americans this year, as many as colon, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers combined. Each year, about 200,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer.

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