Early Detection is Our Priority
Screening high-risk patients for lung nodules can help the physicians and patients look for signs of lung cancer before symptoms occur. The goal of screening is to detect the disease early in its course when it is easier to treat. We use low-dose CT scans to screen for lung cancer and other lung diseases.
Helping You Navigate Your Care
Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians allows us to provide the finest care tailored exclusively for each patient. Our commitment to patient-centered thoracic care begins with Vicky West, R.N., B.S.N., who works with both physicians and patients to provide seamless case management and personalized patient support. Patients benefit from a dedicated nurse navigator who is available to answer questions about treatment and counseling. She offers support and guidance during your journey to ensure that you receive the highest quality, supportive care.
Lung Cancer Screening
Low-dose CT scans for eligible patients is now an approved annual test to detect lung cancer early. When detected early many lung cancers can be cured. If a suspicious nodule is found, our Thoracic and Lung Nurse Navigator Vicky West, RN, BSN, works with a multidisciplinary team to determine an individualized action plan. She is available to answer questions about treatment and counseling, and she offers support and guidance during your journey to ensure you receive the highest quality, supportive care.
If a lung nodule is found, our multi-disciplinary team, including our thoracic surgeon, nurse navigator, pulmonologists and oncologists, work in partnership with our patients to determine an individualized care plan. Participants in any screenings are not obligated to return to Chesapeake Regional Healthcare for treatment or follow-up.