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Lung Cancer

SaintThomasCancerCare_350Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States, responsible for more deaths each year than colon, pancreatic and breast cancer combined. Fortunately, it’s also the most preventable—and, for the first time, advanced screenings can catch lung cancer early, reducing the risk of death by up to 20%.

Call (615) 222-LUNG (5864)

Call to schedule your lung cancer screening. Lung Cancer Screenings Now Covered by Medicare for Individuals who Meet Specific Criteria. Click here to learn if you may qualify.

At the Saint Thomas Health Lung Cancer and Thoracic Center—the first multidisciplinary center of its kind in the Southeast—we offer the region’s most advanced technology to prevent, detect and treat cancers of the lung and chest. Our highly skilled team features some of the nation’s most well-respected thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists and nurse navigators who provide coordinated and compassionate care through every phase of your journey.

Personalized Support to Quit Smoking

Most lung cancers are directly related to cigarette smoking: the earlier you start smoking, and the more cigarettes you smoke each day, the greater your risk of developing lung cancer. Through medical supervision, individualized counseling and group support, we can help you kick the habit—and kickstart a lifetime of health and wellness.

Don’t Wait for Lung Cancer Symptoms—Get Screened Today

Common signs of lung cancer include persistent cough, chest pain and fatigue—but most people don’t experience those symptoms right away. In fact, more than 50% of people who have lung cancer aren't diagnosed until it has spread to other parts of the body, when it is treatable, but rarely cured.

Saint Thomas Health offers life-saving, low-dose CT lung cancer screening to catch symptoms before they show, greatly increasing the chances of successful treatment. Call 615.222.LUNG (5864) to schedule your scan at one of our 12 convenient locations throughout Middle Tennessee.

Middle Tennessee’s Lung Cancer Treatment Specialists

Should your scan lead to a lung cancer diagnosis, rest assured our world-class team of lung and thoracic specialists will work closely with you to determine the best course of treatment. There are many types of lung cancer, and each grows and spreads in different ways. Our full range of lung cancer treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery, as well as access to promising new therapies through our Nashville-leading cancer clinical trials.

"The Dangers of Lung Cancer," with Dr. Ward Houck

Nothing Shall Be Impossible

A cough brought on by cleaning her bathroom alerted Jenny White and her physicians that she had a real problem. Four years later, she's a lung cancer survivor and training for a marathon. Read about Jenny beating the impossible on nothingshallbeimpossible.com.