ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —
Cancer survivor Mike Luca is one of the special guests appearing with the band Karma Dogs Wednesday evening at the "Live to Breathe, Rock to Live" concert.
The event promotes the importance of lung cancer screening.
Band member Dr. Oliver Binns, a cardiothoracic surgeon, tells us a new low-dose cat scan is recommended annually for many current and former smokers.
"It's critical that people get screened," Binns told us. "Most people unfortunately, 75 percent of people with lung cancer, havee advanced stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis. We can't effectively treat you when its to that stage. The goal is late staged translates to early stage, early stage translates to better prognosis."
The show is at the Salvage Station in the River Arts District.
Opening band Just Below Average takes the stage at 6:30. Headliner Karma Dogs follows.
There's a suggested $5 donation.