Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican Hospital
Early detection is important
Proactive care improves outcomes
The lungs do not have a significant amount of pain receptors. Finding lung cancer early allows for more personalized treatment options with better success rate.
The only recommended screening test for lung cancer is a low-dose computed tomography (also called a low-dose CT scan or LDCTS).
The LDCT screening could also identify the presence of lung cancer in people who have never smoked, but who still have a high-risk for the disease.
Test results and abnormal findings:
The LDCTS is a special type of x-ray that takes multiple pictures of specific tissues and organs inside a patient. The doctor looks for abnormalities that might indicate an existing disease. The test is an effective tool that reveals signs that a patient is at high-risk for developing a specific disease someday.
If the results of this test show signs of lung cancer or any other disease please speak with a doctor.
· Adults aged 50 -80 years of age and in fairly good health , and
· Adults currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years, and
· People with a smoking history that included multiple packs of cigarettes a day. (1 pack a day over 20 years or 2 packs per day over 15 years)
Secondary risk groups include those who have a family history of lung cancer, experiences passive smoking exposure or a history of lung disease or cook in a poorly ventilated area.
Symptoms of lung cancer:
- Persistent cough (especially with rust-colored sputum)
- Shortness of breath
- Bronchitis, Pneumonia or Emphysema,
- Chest Pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Bone pain
St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Hospital: 8280 W Warm Springs Rd Las Vegas, NV 89113
St. Rose Dominican, Siena Hospital: 3001 St Rose Pkwy Henderson, NV 89052
The Dignity Health Medical Group has Cardiovascular & Thoracic doctors and staff are here to help you with this diagnosis. Patient’s first appointment is with the doctor.
Call: 702-675-3240 Fax: 702-675-3240
Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Hospital
8280 W. Warm Springs Rd Las Vegas, NV 89113
Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican, Siena Hospital
3001 St. Rose Pkwy Henderson, NV 89052
Where to see a doctor
Dignity Health Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Clinic
7190 S. Cimarron Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89113
Dr. CJ Park, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon
Dr. Michael Wood, MD, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon