Cancer Screening: Ken Beckman

Ken Beckman 13Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 Treatment team: Franciscan Cancer Center, Pulmonary Consultants, Northwest Medical Specialties

“A routine blood test showed there was too much calcium in my blood. My doctor said this can be an indication of cancer and sent me for a chest X-ray. The test found something unusual, and a bronchoscopy and biopsy showed I had a tumor in the lower lobe of my left lung — even though I don’t smoke.

Doctors were able to remove it in surgery along with samples of lymph nodes, which didn’t have any signs of cancer.

Currently, I’m cancer-free and will follow up with CT scans about every six months.”