“I was afraid that I might die, but I was also frightened that I might not sing again…”
Music has the power to transform situations and people. It evokes memories that were made when we first heard our favorite tunes or motivates us while we create and accomplish new goals.
Millicent Wilson, a 62-year-old mother of two and a grandmother of five can relate to how transformative music really is. With her favorite song being “At Last” by Miss Etta James, this dynamic vocalist knows the power of a great song.
She was also reminded how much it meant to her the day she was diagnosed with lung cancer and thought she may never be able to sing again.
While watching tv one night, Milli saw a woman in a PSA climbing up a mountain of cigarette butts.
Intrigued by the visuals, Milli listened closely to the message about the lung cancer risks that were being shared with her in the PSA and began to think about her mother and brother who were both previously diagnosed with lung cancer and succumbed to the disease.
She knew this PSA was for her and that the low-dose CT scan referenced in the commercial was something she wanted to have done.
A low-dose CT scan is a special kind of X-ray that takes multiple pictures as you lie on a table that slides in and out of a machine. A computer then combines these images into a detailed picture of your lungs.
A study on early detection of lung cancer found that the low-dose CT cancer screening test can reduce mortality for