Five-time Cancer Survivor Says Early-Detection Screenings Saved His Life

Posted on: June 09, 2016


Local Sandy Springs resident, Michael Levin, is a Lung Cancer Alliance activist, a two-time lung cancer and three-time brain cancer survivor. In 2007, after a series of doctor visits and CT scans resulting from excruciating leg pains, Michael received the unexpected news of the cancer located in his upper right lung. He spent the next eight years battling multiple cancers and undergoing Gamma Knife treatment, with a heart attack in between.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and women, predicted to have claimed over 100,000 lives in 2015. Early detection is the best tool in combatting this deadly disease. Michael says the only reason he’s alive today is because he kept up with screenings throughout his entire journey, allowing doctors to catch his tumors before they progressed to untreatable stages.


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