The Lung Institute

More people die from lung cancer every year than die from breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. One reason is that lung cancer is often recognized late, when it is most difficult to treat and the course of action for patients is limited.

Manatee Memorial Hospital has established a dedicated multi-disciplinary team to come together and determine the best course of action for those who are diagnosed with lung cancer. By making an appointment with the Patient Navigator to have a low-dose-radiation CT scan, survival rate may improve through earlier detection, accurate diagnosis, accurate localization and curative therapy.

Are You at Risk For Lung Cancer?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the following risk factors for Lung Cancer:

  • Smoking
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Radon
  • Other workplace substances including: asbestos, arsenic, diesel exhaust, silica and chromium
  • Smokers who are 55-74 years old; who have smoked a pack or more a day of cigarettes for 30 years or more and who are still smoking or who quit less than 15 years ago
  • Family history
  • Radiation therapy to the chest
  • Diet

Smokers at High Risk
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Cancer Society have recommended screening smokers who are 55 – 74 years old; that have smoked a pack of cigarettes or more a day for 30 years or longer and who are still smoking or who quit less than 15 years ago.

The NCCN also recommends screening smokers 50 and older who have smoked a pack of cigarettes or more a day for 20 years or longer and have one additional risk factor for lung cancer (radon exposure or occupational exposure to certain chemicals).

The dedicated multi-disciplinary team includes:

  • Patient navigator
  • Primary care physicians
  • Pulmonologist
  • Radiologists
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Nursing/ancillary staff

Patient Navigator Is Here To Help!
A patient navigator is on call in the Lung Institute. They are here to offer you and your family individualized assistance from the moment you call or visit the Lung Institute. The patient navigator can schedule low-dose-radiation computerized tomography (CT) scans for patients, and helps guide patients and their families through healthcare decisions.

For more information or to make an appointment call 941-745-6930.

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The Lung Institute

Located on the first floor of the Outpatient Services Center next door to Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday (or by appointment)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please call 941-745-6930.

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