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Lung Nodule Clinic

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Who should be screened for Lung Nodules?

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. Low-Dose CT (LDCT) scans have become the standard of care over the past decade and have resulted in a 20% decrease in mortality due to the ability to diagnose at an early stage.  If you meet all of the following criteria, you are considered "high-risk" for developing lung cancer, and screening with yearly low-dose CT scan is recommended:

  • 55-77 years of age
  • Has a 30 pack-year history of smoking (this means one pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day for 14 years, etc.)
  • AND, is a current smoker, or has quit within the last 15 years

Annual Low-Dose CT (LDCT)

Contact your primary care provider about scheduling a LDCT scan.

Learn more about LDCT scans here.

Lung Nodule Clinic (LNC)

When patients are referred to the LNC, our clinicians and surgeons will determine the best diagnostic and treatment options based on individual patient needs.  This includes monitoring with follow-up CT scans, blood tests, navigational bronchoscopies and transthoracic navigational biopsies. If a patient is found to have a lung nodule, either by a screening or an incidental finding, you can rely on our LNC team to provide the care needed.

Patients Receive:

  • Quick access to initial visit appointment
  • Continuity of care by the same team of providers
  • Ongoing communication with referring provider
  • Coordination of specialty care
  • Patient education throughout the process
  • Smoking cessation as needed