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Trust experienced, local experts when it comes to screening for and treating lung cancer.

LewisGale Regional Health System has some of the nation’s best cancer specialists – in locations convenient to where you live – ready to screen for, diagnose, and treat lung cancer utilizing the latest medical knowledge and technology.

Early detection is critically important in helping win the battle against and deliver improved survival rates for this notoriously tough opponent. Lung cancer claims more lives annually than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. One of the most effective tools available today to detect lung cancer early — before symptoms show up, when the cancer is at its earliest and most treatable phase – is a CT lung cancer screening.

Screening is a particularly important consideration for current and former cigarette smokers because of their increased risk of developing lung cancer – a risk that increases based on the number of years they’ve smoked and number of cigarettes smoked daily.

If you or a loved one are a smoker or former smoker, talk with your physician today about whether a CT lung cancer screening at LewisGale makes sense for you. In addition to considering a screening, it’s equally important to know that quitting smoking now greatly reduces the risk of developing lung cancer – so much so that 15 years after quitting, former smokers have lung cancer rates similar to non-smokers.

Screening

Screening for lung cancer depends on the patient’s smoking and medical history and is a decision made after careful consultation with the patient’s physician. Screening is designed to detect lung cancer’s presence before symptoms arise, when the cancer can be treated with the best results possible. Lung cancer screening can be accomplished using a variety of medical imaging technologies and procedures available at LewisGale, including:

Diagnosis

There are a variety of tests available that help your physician confirm lung cancer’s presence or rule out other conditions. Diagnostic tools used to confirm the presence of cancerous cells may include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • CT-Guided Biopsy
  • Mediastinoscopy

Treatment

Treating lung cancer depends on a number of patient- and disease-specific factors but may include surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted drug therapy, and radiation therapy. Some of the treatment options offered by the lung cancer experts at LewisGale include:

  • Tracheal and Bronchial Stenting
  • Laser Therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thoracic Oncology Coordinator
  • Radiation and Medical Oncology

LewisGale Facilities Offering Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Hospitals

Regional Cancer Centers

  • LewisGale Regional Cancer Center Salem
  • LewisGale Regional Cancer Center Pulaski

Affiliated Partners

  • Blue Ridge Cancer Care
  • LewisGale Physicians Medical Oncology
  • LewisGale Physicians Surgery at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery
  • Salem Surgical Associates

LewisGale Physicians Who Diagnose and Treat Lung Cancer

Thoracic Surgeons

Radiation Oncologists

Medical Oncologists

Helpful lung cancer information requested frequently by our patients