Take Charge of Your Lung Health
Should you be concerned about your lung health? If you are a long time smoker aged 55 to 77, you are, in fact, at higher risk for developing lung cancer. Take charge of your health and do something right away, contact the Seton Cancer Care Lung Health Program now to learn more about your options. The call is free, but the help is certainly invaluable.
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The Seton Cancer Care Lung Health Program
The Seton Healthcare Family offers comprehensive cancer care services with specialized care for lung cancer patients and those at risk for developing it.
Our program includes:
- In-person discussion about the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening to help you make an informed decision.
- Same-day screening low-dose computed tomography with expert radiological interpretation.
- Access to Seton’s Pulmonary (Lung) Nodule Clinic depending on screening results.
- Immediate access to experts in the treatment of lung cancer.
- Help with smoking cessation by a certified counselor.
- A thorough follow-up report to your primary care physician.
* The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends the following guidelines for low-dose CT scans: Between the ages of 55 and 77, have a smoking history of a pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years, current smoker or previous smoker who has quit within the past 15 years. Seton Healthcare Family offers low-dose lung CT screening at seven convenient locations. A physician’s order is required for the test. Contact your primary care physician to get an order.
Advanced Treatment Options
Lung cancer care has advanced dramatically and Seton employs the latest procedures and technology to help patients achieve positive results. Our specialists collaborate to offer the treatments that best suit each patient, which may combine surgery with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, including access to clinical trials.
- Surgery may be used to remove the tumor, depending on its size and location, as well as the stage of the cancer and the patient’s overall health.
- CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery delivers non-invasive, pinpoint radiation beams to tumors and lesions, allowing patients to avoid hospitalization, incisions and long recovery times.
- Chemotherapy, biotherapy and supportive care are provided through the Seton network and oncology partners, including our main outpatient oncology clinic, the Seton Infusion Center in Austin, Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet, and the Seton Medical Center Hays campus in Kyle.