About The Lung Cancer Institute at Saint Barnabas
The Lung Cancer Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is committed to being your partner offering education, screening, and diagnostic tools to detect and treat Lung Cancer. We are dedicated to providing quality care and achieving the highest level of patient satisfaction. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2013, approximately 228,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed. Approximately 159,000 people will die from lung cancer. Lung cancer is responsible for 27% of all cancer deaths. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined. As the leading cause of cancer death in US, lung cancer is most curable when diagnosed at an early stage.
In high risk people, lung cancer deaths drop by 20 percent when cancer is identified early using a low-dose spiral CT compared with individuals receiving a chest x-ray. The Lung Cancer Institute joined the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program to provide a free low-dose CT screening program for individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer to identify abnormalities earlier.
Early Detection of Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know
Andrew Brown, MD, Medical Director, The Lung Cancer Institute at Saint Barnabas
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