Awareness • Early Detection • Treatment • Research • Survivorship
St. Francis Cancer Center
The Right Time and the Right Tools to Fight Lung Cancer
Developing an effective treatment plan for lung cancer involves input from a variety of physicians and other specialists. At Franciscan Health, we bring together a team of leading cancer experts in pulmonology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, pathology, radiology and many others. Together, they design personalized treatment plans for every patient using the most innovative and advanced lung cancer treatments available today.
We have also streamlined the process for patients and their families. At our lung clinics, we bring our nationally recognized team of physicians to you. Patients see the entire team in one visit and in one convenient location, saving them several weeks of waiting and traveling to multiple office appointments and locations. This approach ensures the best possible treatment plan is designed quickly in partnership with the patient and his or her family.
WHAT MAKES LUNG CANCER CARE AT FRANCISCAN HEALTH DIFFERENT?
Dedicated surgeons who specialize in lung cancer surgery
The latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies
Access to extensive clinical research trials
A full range of lung health services offered in convenient, comforting locations
SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER
Most lung cancers are first diagnosed based on symptoms. Unfortunately, symptoms often don’t occur until the disease is in a late stage when treatment options are limited. Symptoms of lung cancer are not very specific and generally reflect damage to the lungs’ ability to function normally. The most common symptoms of lung cancer are:
Persistent, worsening cough that will not go away
Spitting up small amounts of blood
Chest pain or discomfort
Changes in the voice or being hoarse
Recurrent pneumonia or bronchitis
Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite
ADVANCED LUNG CANCER SCREENING TECHNIQUES
Lung CT screening program for the early detection of lung cancer. The lung screening is safe, simple, non-invasive and results in a minimal amount of radiation exposure. Since smoking also increases the risk of heart disease, a heart scan is included for free.