Lung cancer. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths. Detecting lung cancer early can save your life, but most people at risk are not getting screened as recommended. At Tucson Medical Center, we want to help change that.
If you are over 55 years old and are a former or current smoker, you might be a candidate for a lung screening. To discuss your risk, and determine if you could benefit from a screening, call (520) 324-2446. One of our nurse navigators can discuss your risk factors, and help you schedule a screening if you are eligible. To learn more about our screening, click here.
Patients with lung nodules that require further diagnostic testing or monitoring are excellent candidates for the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic. Treatment of lung masses will include a team made of up many different specialties; the center brings together expertise from multiple fields to provide the best treatment plan.
Every patient who has a suspicious finding or has a new lung cancer diagnosis can benefit from Tucson Medical Center’s Nurse Navigation Program. Services are offered at no cost to the patient. The program helps patients and their families with the many challenges that come with a lung cancer diagnosis. Our nurse navigator is an oncology-certified registered nurse who can be a primary resource for lung cancer patients and the people who care for them.