The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.
UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.
Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.
July 27, 2015
Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, and the vast majority of lung cancers are associated with smoking. Two years ago, a federal task force recommended that heavy smokers over the age of 55 with a long history of smoking receive annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT). The procedure is now covered by Medicare and many private insurance companies.
Dr. Galen Ohnmacht, a thoracic and cardiac surgeon at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, will discuss who should be screened and how effective this technology is in detecting lung cancer at an early stage.
Do you have a question about CT screening for lung cancer? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on July 27, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.
Galen A. Ohnmacht, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
This page was last updated: July 23, 2015