Barry, Wading River

When Barry Gilmore’s wife first told him about Mather Hospital’s Lung Cancer Screening Program, he didn’t want to go. Barry, 71, is a smoker whose father died of lung cancer at 62. His mother passed away from COPD. And although he had quit smoking for 12 years, he slipped back into it after his mother…

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Rita, Ridge

Rita Bligh, 72, of Ridge started smoking at age 19 when she left for college. Later in life, work as a regional bank manager in West Palm Beach, FL and raising a family brought some stress. Cigarettes provided her relief. After more than 40 years of smoking and several attempts to stop, she finally quit…

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Lorraine, Coram

Lorraine Cannizzaro, a former smoker with a 35 year smoking history, had asthma since she was a child.  In 2013, she was struggling to push herself to get things done, she had difficulty breathing.  She went to her pulmonologist, Dr. Barbakoff who recommended that she participate in the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Mather Hospital,…

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Werner, Mount Sinai

Werner, Mount Sinai

Werner Ulrich, a retired steamfitter and Army auto mechanic, was exposed to asbestos for the majority of his career and later developed  asbestosis. Asbestosis is caused by exposure to asbestos and stiffens the tissue of the lungs, making it difficult to breath. He also smoked for years, finally quitting in 2011. Unbeknownst to him, the…

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