Lung Cancer Screening
More than 200,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. The prognosis is poor for patients whose cancer is detected in its advanced stages. The American Cancer Society states that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. The Midwest Lung Cancer Screening Program was developed to promote early detection and treatment to improve survival rates.
One of the keys to more successful treatment of lung cancer is early detection of the disease. Lung cancer is often detected in its later stages, when it has already compromised the function of one or more vital organs and has spread throughout the body.
There are many types of lung cancer. Each type of lung cancer grows and spreads in different ways. Our low-dose screening scan may detect cancer as well as underlying medical conditions in the early stages. This will improve the treatment options and effectiveness. The CT images may reveal the presence of lung nodules, masses, or other abnormalities suspicious for lung cancer.
Dr. Kalpesh Ganatra
Dr. Matthew Stritt