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Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican Hospital

Lung Cancer Screenings

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
  • Hoarseness
  • 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

Call: 702-492-8585

St. Rose Dominican, Siena Hospital: 3001 St Rose Pkwy Henderson, NV 89052

Call: 702-616-5585

 

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

www.dignityhealth.org/nvcvt

 

 

 

Screening location:

Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Hospital

8280 W. Warm Springs Rd Las Vegas, NV 89113

Screening location:

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