Supermodel Veronica Webb raises awareness of lung cancer screening
Pushing past her fear, Webb learned how important it is to get screened for lung cancer
May 17, 2023
Supermodel, mother, fashion icon and blogger Veronica Webb knew that because of her former history of smoking, combined with her age, she could be at high risk for lung cancer. Yet, getting screened for cancer was something that always scared her.
Webb also knew that Black Americans are less likely to get screened for lung cancer compared to White Americans.
“I wanted to be an example for others because I know the impact of lung cancer is not equal.
— Veronica Webb
Low-dose CT scans are painless and not invasive
Webb faced her fears and, no stranger to cameras, documented her first lung screening to show others what she learned: low-dose CT scans are painless and not invasive.
“My doctor wrote the prescription, I called my insurance and I got a pre-authorization. It’s totally painless and, one, two, three, it’s over,” Webb said. “Knowing I was cancer free gave me peace of mind. If the people in your life and the things you want to do in your life mean a lot to you, get screened.”
To learn more about lung cancer screening and if you might be eligible, visit www.FocusOnYourLungs.com.
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