The symptoms of lung cancer are not dramatic. Most are similar khổng lồ a chest cold or a mild flu. Do you have a persistent cough that won’t go away? Are you short of breath? Do you suffer from frequent lung infections or cough up blood? If you feel unusually fatigued, or thua kém weight without changing your eating habits, consult Pulmonary và Sleep of Tampa Bay.

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Our Tampa Bay area facility offers lung cancer screenings khổng lồ both physician-referred and self-referred patients. Pulmonary và Sleep of Tampa Bay provides early detection of lung cancer with non-invasive sầu tests. Our lung cancer diagnostic experts will put your mind at ease or, if necessary, tailor the right treatment for any signs of cancer you may have, và begin treatment as early as possible.

Comtháng Questions

How do you screen for lung cancer?

You start off by having a low dose CT scan done và going over the results with your Physician. You may then consider a Veran or superDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy to provide you with the most advanced và complete lung navigation system khổng lồ detect and diagnose early-stage lung cancer without the use of high-risk procedures.

An Endobronchial Ultrasound is a procedure that offers doctors more information about the patient’s lung cancer. Ultimately, this helps this doctor determine the màn chơi or stage of lung cancer, which allows them to lớn recommover the best treatment.

What is the difference between lung cancer screening methods?

The National Cancer Institute conducted a National Lung Screening Trial in 2010 involving 53,000 randomized, current and former heavy smokers aged 55 lớn 74. The trial compared the effects of two screening methods for lung cancer on lung cancer mortality: low-dose helical CT (also known as spiral CT) and standard chest X-ray. The results showed trăng tròn percent fewer lung cancer deaths ahy vọng the participants who were screened with low-dose helical CT.

What are lung nodules?

Lung nodules are round or oval-shaped spot in your lungs that are typically discovered with an x-ray or CT scan. While most lung nodules are benign (non-cancerous), they should be examined & tested for cancer. You can use the liên kết khổng lồ calculate your Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Malignancy Risk (please use links below).

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Who is at risk of lung cancer?


Current & former smokers who are over the age of 50 with a smoking history of at least a half pack khổng lồ three packs a day for 25 to lớn 55 years.


People exposed to lớn asbestos, radon, radiation, or agent orange which increases the risk for mesothelioma và doubles the risk of lung cancer in a smokerThose who’ve had significant exposure lớn secondhvà smokePeople exposed khổng lồ cancer-causing agents. E.g.: a nuclear work environment, battlefield emissions, or herbicidesThose with a first-degree relative who has had lung cancer, especially if contracted at a young ageThose who have sầu had a family thành viên diagnosed with lung cancer

What are the symptoms of Lung Cancer?

Most are similar khổng lồ a chest cold or mild flu.

Persistent coughShort of breathFrequent lung infections or coughing up bloodFatiguedWeight LossChange in appetite

How bởi you treat for lung cancer?

Following the diagnosis, the specialists will evaluate and choose the most suitable treatment(s) for you depending on the stage & type of tumor, as well as your general health. Treatments can involve any combination of procedures, including:

SurgeryRadiation therapyChemotherapyTargeted therapy

We look at three types of treatment options khổng lồ select how to lớn best control your lung cancer:

Local: Cancer is only in chest cavity & can be controlled with surgery and/or radiation.Regional: Cancer has spread khổng lồ lymph nodes within the chest. Radiation and chemotherapy are recommended here, with surgery at times.Systemic: Cancer has spread to lớn other areas of the body outside the chest. Chemotherapy is the best treatment here. Radiation therapy also applies to lớn control areas outside of the chest.

When is the Lung Screening Program available?

You can schedule an appointment for our Lung Screening Program Monday to Friday, at any of our locations.

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