Lung Cancer: Early detection can save lives

Lung cancer screenings can find 80% of lung cancer at an early stage

Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer and also the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. In partnership with Methodist Healthcare.

Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer and also the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide.

Lung cancer is difficult to identify, and many people don’t experience any symptoms until the cancer has reached an advanced stage. That’s why yearly lung cancer screenings are recommended for those who have a history of smoking or have quit within the past 15 years.

What are the signs/symptoms of lung cancer, and who is most at risk?

Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. Additional risk factors for lung cancer include secondhand smoking or a family history of lung cancer.

Why are annual screenings important?

Lung cancer screening finds 80% of lung cancer at an early stage when it is more curable. Without screening, 70% of lung cancers are found at a later stage when there is little chance for a cure.

How is lung cancer diagnosed, and what advanced treatment options are available for patients?

Lung cancer treatments included imaging tests and procedures such as a Bronchoscopy/endobronchial.

Methodist Hospital is home to the latest, most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and management services for the treatment of lung disease and lung cancer in San Antonio. Their comprehensive lung nodule program is able to detect incidental lung nodules earlier, diagnose lung cancer at an earlier stage, and ultimately save lives.

Methodist also offers a Quit Smoking Program to provide help and resources to patients ready to be a non-smoker. You can take a free lung cancer assessment to determine your risk.

Learn more about lung cancer services at Methodist Hospital by visiting SAHealth.com or call 210-575-5864.