Methodist Healthcare’s oncology specialists are highly trained to diagnose, treat and assist lung cancer. From our navigator program to our advanced treatment options, we are dedicated to providing our patients and their families the highest quality of care and comfort in our hospitals.
Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous forms of cancer due to its lack of symptoms during its early stages. Because of the lungs’ function, this cancer can spread quickly to other parts of the body, especially the adrenal glands and brain.
Prognosis may vary depending on if the tumor or tumors are malignant or benign.
If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor or healthcare provider.
- Swelling in the neck or face
- Chronic coughing
- Significant loss in weight
Our team of medical experts is here to help diagnose, treat and comfort lung cancer patients using the latest cancer treatment techniques and the highest quality of personal care.
Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
South Texas Radiology Imaging Center (STRIC) provides the latest CT technology available. By performing low dose CT Chest, we are able to reduce the amount of radiation to the patient during the surveillance and multiple CT exams administered.
CT imaging and what is called “Lung Rads” are used and inform the physician of the recommendations for surveillance.American cancer guidelines recommend physicians discuss lung cancer screening with individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer.
- 55 to 77 years old
- In fairly good health and asymptomatic for lung cancer
- Currently smoking or has quit within the last 15 years
- Smokes at least one pack per 30 days or two packs per day for 15 years
For individuals who may benefit from a low-dose CT screening exam, a physician written order is required.