Lung Cancer Care
Lung cancer is the leading cancer related killer in the U.S. It affects smokers and non-smokers and lung cancer among non-smokers is on the rise. In fact, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. St. Vincent’s is hoping to improve outcomes through education and preventive screening. Let us help you catch lung cancer early and beat the odds.
Symptoms of Lung Cancer
- A cough that does not go away
- Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing or laughing
- Weight loss and loss of appetite
- Coughing up blood or rust-colored spit or phlegm
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling tired or weak
- Recurring infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
- New onset of wheezing
Lung Cancer Screening
A screening test increases the chances of finding lung cancer early, when it is more curable.
Individuals without symptoms but any of the following risk factors may be eligible for the screening:
- Family history of cancer
- History of smoking
- Secondhand smoke exposure
- Environmental factors, such as workplace exposure
Following the screening test, our lung cancer nurse navigator will follow up with the results and schedule a consultation.
The screening is covered by Medicare and some additional insurance plans. Please call 308-5864 for additional details.
We also have low cost self-pay pricing
Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Lung Cancer Care
Patients with chronic lung conditions can often bounce from doctor to doctor, resulting in delays in diagnosing and treating cancer in its early stages. By the time a need for care is recognized, it can often be too late to catch cancer in its most beatable stages.
Your Lung Cancer Navigator can schedule a number of specialist appointments in a few days, rather than weeks or months. This helps you receive quicker diagnosis and treatment.
This multidisciplinary approach is important because we know you are juggling work, family and other commitments.
Lung Cancer Tests and Treatments