A Lung Scan Saved His Life

Oak Harbor resident Charles R. Erps was lucky to have a doctor who recommended regular lung scans.

“I’m a 72-year-old, 100 percent combat disabled Vietnam vet,” Erps said.

“As a result of my exposure to Agent Orange and having been diagnosed with COPD, my doctor Judye Scheidt DO, ordered regular scans to ensure that I didn’t have any issues with my lungs.”

Good thing she did, because in August 2017, a scan detected a spot on Erps’ right lung.

“I had lung surgery to remove the spot, which proved to be cancerous. Because of the early scan I received, I feel that I owe my life to my doctor and to early detection from the scan. I cannot say enough about the importance of early screening and scans. They saved my life.”

~ Charles Erps, Oak Harbor

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