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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women and is the second most common cancer nationwide. Sometimes hard to detect, signs of lung cancer may include: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, bloody mucus, or feeling short of breath. In fact, very few lung cancers are found in the early stages when treatment is most effective. Treatment options for lung cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation – or a combination. The Wendt Center's respiratory gating treatment is an advanced option to treat the most difficult of lung cancer cases.

Did you know?

  • Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S.
  • Only 15 percent of lung cancers are diagnosed at an early stage.
  • Smoking is responsible for roughly 90 percent of all lung cancer cases.
  • A low dose CT scan can help identify cancer sooner – thus lowering the risk of dying from lung cancer.

Early Detection Saves Lungs

Finley Hospital's cancer team knows that the best chance of a cure for lung cancer is early detection. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women and is typically diagnosed at a more advanced stage after the cancer has spread. By offering Lung Screening, we can diagnose patients sooner for a faster recovery.