Lung Cancer Screening Program

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Early Detection and Diagnosis

Early detection is critical to effectively treating cancer and saving lives. Ellis has long been a leader in detecting and diagnosing cancer. Through the use of low dose CT exams and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, we can provide patients with the cutting-edge technology needed for early detection.

Our Team Approach

Treating cancer requires specialists from a number of medical fields. The Ellis Medicine cancer care team includes:

  • radiologists
  • pathologists
  • pulmonologists
  • surgeons
  • radiation oncologist
  • medical oncologist
  • nurse navigators

For early detection to advanced treatment options and support, Ellis’ cancer care team offers the state-of-the-art treatment and compassion you need in the battle against cancer.

Screening Guidelines

The American Cancer Society recommends a CT scan for lung cancer of high risk patients:

  • Aged 55-74 years
  • Fairly good health
  • Have smoking history equivalent to a pack a day for 30 years
  • Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years


About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer in both men and women.  Early screening and diagnosis is essential to treatment and survival.

  • More women die from lung cancer than breast, ovarian and cervical cancers combined
  • 1 in 14 men and 1 in 16 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime
  • 87% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking
  • Often, lung cancer is detected too late – more than 85% of men and women are diagnosed in a late stage. If lung cancer is detected early, in Stage I, patients have an 88% survival rate at 10 years

 

For more information on the Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy, please call 518.243.4317.