Types of Cancer

Tests and Diagnosis

Lung Cancer Tests and Diagnosis

Memorial Cancer Institute is on your side with advanced testing and diagnostic procedures for lung cancer. When it comes to lung cancer, time is precious. Our multidisciplinary team of nationally recognized lung cancer experts works together for faster and more accurate lung cancer diagnosis and lung cancer staging — so you can start the right treatment sooner. Unlike ordinary cancer centers, Memorial has a team of thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists dedicated to care of the patient who has lung cancer.

Memorial Cancer Institute offers special cancer screening for those at high risk for developing lung cancer. Learn more here.

Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Lung Cancer Staging

Memorial Cancer Institute’s thoracic surgery team performs minimally invasive, technologically advanced lung cancer diagnosis and lung cancer staging procedures that reduce the need for surgery. These include endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), esophageal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and navigational bronchoscopy. These technologies allow your doctor to more accurately diagnose and stage tumors, even if they’re very small.

Memorial Cancer Institute’s commitment to ongoing lung cancer research and clinical trials and our weekly lung cancer tumor board keep your doctors on the leading-edge of lung cancer diagnosis methods.

Please call Memorial Cancer Institute to schedule an appointment: 954-265-4325, or email us.

Early Lung Cancer Dectection Saves Lives

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is responsible for more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. In 2010 — the most recent year for which CDC statistics are available — more than 200,000 people were diagnosed with lung cancer. Of those, more than 158,000 succumbed to this disease. This is largely due to the absence of symptoms associated with earlier stages of the disease. Nearly 40 percent of people newly diagnosed with lung cancer have already reached advanced stage 4.

There is hope. Early lung cancer detection saves lives. The Memorial Cancer Institutes’ lung cancer team — composed of experienced thoracic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists — has been proactive in offering a low-dose CT screening program for a nominal fee of $99*, to those who meet the criteria. This is now supported by the official recommendation of the US Preventative Services Task Force, which calls for early detection through low-dose CT screenings.

If you are currently a smoker or have a history of smoking, call 954-844-8334 to see if you qualify for CT lung screening. Our goal is to find this disease early and stop it in its tracks.

*If insurance or another healthcare payor does not cover the CT Lung Screening or does not apply, then you can have this procedure at the $99 rate. Payment must be made in advance. Price includes the performance and interpretation of the exam. Patients must have a prescription for the procedure. The invoiced amount may constitute a net discount. If patient is a Medicare or other federal healthcare program beneficiary, patient may be obligated to report this discount to the program upon request.

The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination, or treatment. Other conditions may apply.