If you are a current or former smoker in Clearwater, Florida, finding a lung cancer screening program near you may be easier than it seems. Located just across the bridge in Tampa is Moffitt Cancer Center, where we have developed one of the best lung cancer screening programs in the nation. Lung cancer screenings are one of the most effective methods of identifying cancerous abnormalities before they have progressed to cause noticeable symptoms. Patients whose lung cancer is detected early generally have more treatment options available to them, which in turn gives them the best chance at achieving a favorable outcome and an improved quality of life.
Thanks to the comprehensive nature of our lung cancer screening program, Moffitt has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. In addition to high-definition CT scans, as part of our lung cancer screening program, our patients receive:
- Reviews of any abnormal results from our multispecialty tumor board
- Access to tobacco treatment and smoking cessation programs
- Appointments with the experts in our Thoracic Oncology Program
- Access to a multitude of supportive care services, including social workers, counselors and dietitians
- Access to additional clinical services
Because Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, our specialists have a high level of experience in treating all stages of lung cancer. Each patient in our lung cancer program receives an individualized treatment plan that will be most effective in fighting their unique form of cancer. For our research efforts, Moffitt has been named a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. As part of our commitment to advancing lung cancer research and treatment, some of our patients from Clearwater, FL, may have the opportunity to participate in one of our clinical trials where they will have access to the latest advancements in treatment before they are made widely available.
If you are looking for a cancer center that offers lung cancer screening near you, turn to Moffitt Cancer Center. We invite residents of Clearwater, FL, and other nearby areas to call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. We do not require referrals.