Lung Cancer

   Phone: 863.603.6565         Location: North Campus /Hollis Cancer Center

 

At Lakeland Regional Health, our goal is to meet your healthcare needs by providing a team approach to patient care. Our oncologists have access to highly skilled pulmonologists, cardiovascular surgeons and general surgeons right here at Lakeland Regional Health, combined with a robust collaboration with Radiology and Imaging Specialists to provide the most advanced services to those in our care.

As part of this team approach, we make sure each case is brought before our Tumor Board, a group of multidisciplinary clinicians that meets weekly. In addition, as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, our physicians have convenient and quick access to the world-class knowledge and research of Mayo Clinic for additional peace of mind to patients.

We are recognized as a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence for our ongoing commitment to responsible, high-quality screening practices. Detecting lung cancer in the early stages may save your life.

You should be screened if you:

  • Are between the ages of 55 and 77
  • Have no signs of lung cancer
  • Have a tobacco smoking history (30 pack years)
  • Are a current smoker or have quit smoking in the last 15 years

If you meet the above criteria to be screened, you should speak to your Primary Care Provider today. If you would like to be seen by one of our Primary Care Providers, please call 863.284.5000.

The screening process consists of a low-dose CT scan that is fast, pain free and non-invasive. It also is covered by most insurance plans and takes less than 15 minutes.

If your results show non-malignant or non-cancerous findings, your Primary Care Provider may refer you to a Pulmonologist for surveillance. If your results show a nodule, you could be referred to one of our Medical Oncologists at Hollis Cancer Center. The Medical Oncologist may schedule additional tests to help them set up a personalized care plan just for you.