Dr. Aaron Binstock shares his passion of early lung cancer detection
Jul 12, 2016
"According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer, along with colon, breast, and prostate are the four leading causes of cancer death for both men and women in the U.S and worldwide. Of these, lung cancer is the only one not subject to routine screening," Dr. Binstock writes in his article.
He continues, “The ultimate goal of the lung screening program is twofold. The first is to detect cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage resulting in a decrease in the mortality rate. The second is to educate and encourage smoking cessation, which over time will have an even greater impact on reducing lung cancer rates.”
Dr. Binstock is director of oncology imaging at Suburban Imaging – North and past president of Suburban Radiologic Consultants – North Group. He is a board certified radiologist subspecializing in body imaging. He practices at Suburban Imaging north metro clinics and Allina Heath Mercy and Unity Hospitals.
Dr. Binstock has been instrumental in shaping lung screening programs across the metro, as well as educating clinicians about CT lung cancer screening.