Lung Nodule Program
The Lung Nodule Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest provides patients with highly specialized and coordinated care delivered in a single, easily accessible setting for earlier diagnosis and treatment of lung nodules.
Our affiliated healthcare specialists use evidence-based guidelines to evaluate all suspicious lung nodules and make consistent diagnostic decisions that can lead to improved clinical outcomes.
Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Lung Nurse Navigator who obtains background information from the patient's referring physician prior to the first visit, coordinates care for the patient, educates the patient about their diagnosis and provides support and consistent follow up care as well as assisting the patient with tobacco cessation. Learn more about nurse navigators.
- Medical Team of experts from pulmonology, diagnostic radiology, diagnostic pathology, medical oncology, thoracic surgery and radiation oncology. The team collaborates on the patients individualized care plan and offers the patient access to the latest clinic trials.
Features and Services
Features and services of the Lung Nodule Program include:
If you are interested in the Lung Nodule Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest, speak with your primary care physician about a referral. Physician referrals may be made by calling the Cancer Center-Southwest at (713) 456-4028.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
Most lung cancers are not found until after clinical symptoms have become apparent. These clinical symptoms are indicators of advanced disease, which can be difficult to treat. Memorial Hermann Southwest has established a Lung Cancer Screening Program based on The National Comprehensive Care Network (NCCN) Guidelines aimed at detecting lung cancer sooner in individuals at high risk for lung cancer. When lung cancer is detected earlier, it has a greater chance of being treated and cured.
Individuals who are interested in a lung screening may talk with their primary care physician or call the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Southwest at (713) 456-4028.