The sooner you screen, the sooner we treat.
The 5-year survival rate of lung cancer is less than 20%. But when detected early and the disease is limited to the lungs, that survival rate jumps to over 55%. However, only 16% of cases are diagnosed at an early stage1, that's why it's crucial for longtime smokers to screen for lung cancer. Even if you don't have any symptoms, you may still be at risk. Be on the safe side. Screen early and improve your chances for survival.
Low-Dose CT Screenings: The easiest way to catch lung cancer early
With Low-Dose CT Screenings (LDCT), lung cancer can be detected and treated in its earliest stage. Studies have shown a 14-20% decrease in lung cancer mortality in high-risk patients who had yearly LDCT screening.1
A group effort, for better care
Augusta Health is committed to open communication across disciplines to provide care. Our multidisciplinary lung practice finds pulmonologist and thoracic surgeons working together. This means our thoracic patients benefit from other service lines— resulting is an easier, improved patient experience.
Advanced technology with a personalized touch
Patients can be diagnosed and treated in one place. We offer a full range of pulmonary function testing capabilities, including:
- Spirometry to measure lung volumes
- Carbon monoxide diffusion studies
- Pre- and post-exercise studies
- Arterial blood gas studies
- Simple pulse oximetry
- Bronchoscopy tools to help determine a diagnosis and treatment options
Thoracic surgery patients benefit from our Robotic Surgical System— cutting-edge technology that enables our pulmonologists to perform minimally invasive surgery using smaller incisions, with less risk to the patient.
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Sources: 1American Lung Association