Fight against Lung Cancer

LungCancerLung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. It causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and pancreatic). By the end of this year, over 159,000 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer.

So what can be done to fight against lung cancer? One of the best defenses against this deadly disease is early detection. Screenings are a great tool to help find cancer at an early stage when it may be easier to treat. Lung cancer, if not detected early, can spread before symptoms present, making it more difficult to treat.

With today’s technologies and advances in medicine, scientists are constantly studying screening tests to find those with the fewest risks and most benefits. The UC Health Lung Cancer Screening Program offers screening under the guidance of a clinical protocol and capitalizes on input from the entire multidisciplinary lung cancer team to ensure the most accurate results for the patient.

How to refer to the program

  1. Telephone Referral: (513) 584-LUNG (5864)
  2. Fax Referral: Fax the Lung Cancer Screening Referral sheet to (513) 584-6949
  3. EPIC Referral: “Ambulatory Referral to Lung Cancer Screening Program” located in the Order Preference List

Who can refer?

  • Physicians, Nurses, Medical Assistants and other healthcare providers
  • Patients, friends, and families

Why should I refer to the Lung Cancer Screening Program?

  • Only nationally recognized program in the region recognized for “Excellence in Lung Cancer Screening”
  • Most experienced multidisciplinary team in the region exclusively dedicated to the early detection and treatment of lung cancer
  • Region’s only dedicated fellowship trained physicians in advanced minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • Dedicated nurse coordinator
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