Fred L. Mazzilli Lung Cancer Screening Program
According to the National Cancer Institute, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and also one of the most dangerous.
Smoking significantly increases a person's chance of developing lung cancer, but people who have never smoked are also at risk for the disease.
Because early detection of lung cancer increases the chances of successful treatment, we encourage people who have smoked for a number of years to find out whether or not they have early stage lung cancer, which may have no discernible symptoms.
At New York Methodist Hospital, a team of dedicated cancer experts diagnose and treat lung cancer. If you are at special risk for lung cancer, our team will guide you through the screening process. In the event of an abnormal test, you will be provided with the medically necessary, state-of-art services offered by our team.
View more information about NYM's Fred L. Mazzilli Lung Cancer Screening Program here and learn whether or not you are at special risk and eligible to participate.
For more information, to speak with a physician, or to arrange a screening evaluation, please call 718.780.LUNG (718.780.5864).
Treatment for Lung Cancer at NYM
As lung cancer is generally diagnosed in older individuals, there is an increased need for techniques that are well-tolerated by older patients. New York Methodist offers patients a full range of procedures including minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment techniques that offer a high degree of accuracy while reducing patient discomfort.
The treatment options offered at NYM include surgery (both robotic and traditional) and radiation treatment. Patients who are not eligible for surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy can receive specialized treatments using interventional pulmonology, which involves minimally invasive techniques and can be applied to a variety of situations.
Learn more about lung cancer services at NYM here or call 718.780.5835.
For more information on the Institute for Cancer Care, call 866.411.ONCO (866.411.6626).
For more information on the Institute for Asthma and Lung Diseases, call 866.ASK.LUNG (866.275.5864).