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Thoracic Cancer and Lung Screening Program

At St. John's Regional Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary team approach to lung health. The Lung Screening Program is capable of detecting cancer even before noticeable symptoms appear. Specialists from all relevant medical departments collaborate to ensure the best possible treatment plan that is individually tailored to each patient.

Lung Screening Program

Designated as a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance and a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.

Are you a smoker or did you smoke in the past? Smoking puts you at high risk for lung cancer. We use the latest advances in diagnosis including Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy, which can detect lung cancer in its early stages while it is still treatable.

Ask your doctor about getting a lung screening if you meet the following criteria:

Age 50-74 and:

  • Smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 20+ years
  • Or have an additional lung cancer risk factor such as exposure to radon gas, exposure to asbestos and other carcinogens, or a family history of lung cancer

Age 55-74 and: 

  • Currently smoke or quit within the past 15 years 
  • Or smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 30+ years 

Thoracic Oncology Services

Our program is dedicated to sharing the latest medical science knowledge between disciplines in order to provide the best possible outcome for each patient. A Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP-C) works to personally guide patients and their families through the entire course of cancer treatment.

Our services include:

  • Multidepartmental team: thoracic surgery, oncology, pulmonology, radiology, and pathology
  • Non-invasive and minimally-invasive techniques
  • Access to an Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy (EBUS), a minimally invasive procedure used in the diagnosis of lung cancer, infections, and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest.
  • Thoracic tumor board
  • Latest advances in diagnosis including: electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy and low dose CT scan

Get a Lung Screening Today

Our doctors can discuss with you the benefits and risks associated with a lung screening, and determine if the test is appropriate for you. Lung screenings are not recommended for everyone.  

Find out if you’re a candidate by calling (877) 753-6248. 

 

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