You can't see lung cancer. But we can.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, killing approximately 143,000 Americans each year. Most patients present with symptoms when it is too late. The good news is you can increase your survival with early detection.
The USPSTF 2021 recommendation for annual screening of lung cancer meeting criteria has now changed to now include adults aged 50-80, who have a 20-pack-year history and currently smoke or who have quit within the last 15 years.
Screening means that a test is done to look for a disease, in persons at risk for developing the disease, before the disease causes symptoms. The goal of screening is to reduce the number of people who die from lung cancer by detecting the disease earlier.
Local state-of-the-art work-up right in Indiana, PA
• Navigational bronchoscopy (coming soon!) and endobronchial ultrasound alleviating the need for surgical intervention requiring diagnosis.
• Use of the most advanced technologies like Percepta Genomic Sequencing Classifier to assess risk of lung cancer.
• Consultation with lung specialist.
• Smoking cessation program.