Lung Cancer Care
Fairfield Medical Center's lung cancer specialists are board certified and experienced in diagnosing and treating lung and chest cancers through our lung cancer services and Lung Nodule Clinic. Our team provides advanced medical and surgical treatment options for lung cancer.
Our team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons who work together to provide advanced medical and surgical treatment options for lung cancer. We’ve designed our services so that patients can see all of the specialists they need in an efficient and timely manner. While there is no one solution for treating lung cancer, there are many options. We help patients find the most effective treatments, allowing them to enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Lung Nodule Clinic
The Lung Nodule Clinic is a program with the purpose of providing efficient and expert clinical judgment in the early detection and management of pulmonary nodules. Coordinated through Fairfield Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates (FPCCA), the Lung Nodule Clinic offers specialized care when an abnormal mass is found on an imaging study. Any patient with a lung nodule that is discovered by their physician on CT imaging or chest X-ray can be referred to our Lung Nodule Clinic. Once contacted, the pulmonary physicians at FPCCA will review the imaging study within 24 hours and schedule the patient for an initial visit. During that visit, patients meet with a pulmonologist who has extensive knowledge of lung nodule management. FPCCA will determine if additional studies or procedures are needed to better understand the patient’s risk. Our services include initial consultations, reviews of CT images, risk calculation and volumetric analysis of pulmonary nodules, advanced imaging with CT/PET, surgical and non-surgical biopsies and advanced bronchoscopy with guided technology and referrals to thoracic surgeons.
When clinically relevant, the patient’s case will be presented at the Thoracic Cancer Conference. The Thoracic Cancer Conference is a multidisciplinary team approach that includes primary care physicians, pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists. This team meets to discuss the case and determines a recommended plan of care, which could include a surgical procedure such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), as well as chemotherapy and radiation. Other options, such as gene-specific therapy, gamma knife and ablation, will be discussed as well. For more information, contact the Lung Nodule Clinic at 740-689-6833 or fax a referral to 740-689-6827.
Lung Cancer Screenings
Fairfield Medical Center is now screening for lung nodules. The screening can help the physician look for signs of lung cancer before the patient experiences symptoms. The goal of the screening is to detect the disease early in its course, when it is easier to treat. To learn more about lung cancer screening, call 740-687-8863 or fax referrals to 740-687-8956.