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Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Establishes The Westchester Lung Nodule Center To Diagnose And Administer Lung Cancer Care
Date:5/22/2013

Sleepy Hollow, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, has established the Westchester Lung Nodule Center for individuals who would like to be screened for lung nodules or receive lung cancer care. Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer for both men and women. Each year, more people in the U.S. die from lung cancer than from breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.

As with all cancers, early detection increases survival rates. It is well established that routine mammography and colonoscopy save many lives by discovering breast and colon cancer at an early, curable stage; why not screen for lung cancer too? Lung cancer care starts with the discovery of a small solitary nodule – a round or oval spot (lesion) in the lung. Screening for lung nodules can save lives, particularly in high-risk individuals such as non-symptomatic smokers with a smoking history of at least “30 pack years” (1 pack a day for 30 years or 2 packs a day for 15 years, for example) or those who have a family history of lung cancer.

Other individuals come to the Lung Nodule Center for a second opinion after a lung nodule is discovered incidentally on a chest X-ray or CT scan. The mission of the Lung Nodule Center is to provide the best chance for curing lung cancer by early diagnosis and expeditious, state-of-the-art treatment.

The Center offers patients access to a team of board-certified specialists in multiple disciplines and the latest technology and techniques for diagnosing and administering lung cancer care. In addition to the thoracic surgeons, the physician panel includes pulmonologis
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