Diagnosing Lung Cancer
Asplundh Cancer Pavilion
Our highly experienced team has the experts needed to diagnose and treat lung cancer.
Because lung cancer frequently starts as a nodule, or small mass in the lungs, we have a specialized lung nodule program to assess nodules and detect lung cancer early. This team includes pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons and radiologists.
We also provide consultations, or second opinions, for patients originally diagnosed elsewhere.
Diagnostic Testing for Lung Cancer
Our patients are evaluated with the most up-to-date lung cancer tests. We use endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and navigational bronchoscopy for a less-invasive method to sample lung tissue.
Other tests may include: CT (Low-dose CT screening), MRI and PET scans, pleural fluid analysis, bone scan, liver function test and biopsy.
Lung Cancer Screening –
Current or former heavy smokers are at high risk for lung cancer. Low-dose CT screening can reduce mortality among those at high risk who develop the disease. Our team recommends CT scans for people who are: current or former smokers (quit within past 15 years); smoked at least one pack daily for 30 years or two packs daily for 15 years; are age 50 to 80; and have no lung cancer history. Your test can be scheduled at one of four convenient locations:
Jefferson Lansdale Hospital
Jefferson Health – Willow Grove
Jefferson Health – Warminster
Jefferson Health – Blue Bell
Most insurance companies pay for the test. Please call 215-481-6072 to schedule your CT scan.