Lung screening downgraded man’s cancer from stage 4 diagnosis to stage 1

The past two years have been nothing short of an emotional roller coaster ride for Mickey Schrader.

In May 2016, he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer about a year after he decided to kick his 47-year tobacco habit. However, after undergoing new medical screenings and procedures at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, his diagnosis was downgraded to stage 1, and Schrader, 65, a Lake Balboa resident, is now in remission.

“The whole thing worked out for me for the better,” Schrader said on Wednesday. “I’ve had two subsequent PET scans that have both looked pretty good, but I don’t get cocky about it.”

Schrader was treated for his lung cancer at the...

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