Multidisciplinary Lung Nodule Treatment
There’s a big difference between an acute lung nodule and a chronic lung nodule.
An acute nodule stems from a possible infection with symptoms such as a cough or fever. But a chronic nodule usually presents itself without symptoms and requires serious attention.
University Hospitals has an experienced, multidisciplinary team of pulmonary specialists with the expertise to spot the difference. They identify benign pulmonary nodules that can be treated conservatively, and suspicious nodules that may signal lung cancer.
Our team works swiftly to perform the tests and evaluations needed to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and begin treatment.
Early Lung Nodule Detection with Low-dose CT Scans
The earlier we identify lung cancer, the stronger the outcomes. That’s why University Hospitals offers low-dose computed tomography (CT) screenings as part of our Lung Nodule Program. We evaluate high-risk individuals, such as long-term smokers, and screen them to look for suspicious nodules before they become problematic.
Our team works together to provide these early detection opportunities for our patients. If our pulmonary specialists have reason to suspect cancer, they collaborate with lung cancer specialists from UH Seidman Cancer Center.
UH Seidman Cancer Center’s Team of Lung Health Specialists
University Hospitals gathers a team of specialists to review individual cases of lung cancer, including:
- Thoracic surgeons
- Interventional pulmonologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Interventional radiologists
Additional team members of your lung cancer team include counselors, nurse navigators, pathologists and any other provider that is needed for your unique condition. Together, they meet regularly to review and discuss the results of diagnostic tests and make recommendations for patient care. Lung cancer treatment plans may include:
- Further testing and imaging before deciding whether to perform surgery.
- Minimally invasive lung surgery to remove the nodule, depending on its location and appearance.
Learn More about Expert Emphysema Care at UH
For more information our specialized pulmonary care at University Hospitals, contact one of our pulmonary specialists at one of our convenient locations. Or, learn more about resources and therapies available at UH Seidman Cancer Center.