If you are looking for comprehensive lung cancer screening services near you in the Tampa, Florida, area, consider the services offered at Moffitt Cancer Center. We have been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance, a designation that speaks directly to the high caliber of our screening services.
Lung cancer screenings are the most effective method of detecting potentially cancerous abnormalities before noticeable symptoms develop. When detected early, patients with lung cancer typically have more treatment options available to them, which could result in a better chance of a favorable outcome. Lung cancer screening may be an invaluable addition to your annual health care routine if you are:
- 50 years of age or older
- Current or former smokers with a 20-pack year smoking history (pack year = total # of years smoked X # of packs smoked per day)
- Have been referred to our program by your primary care physician or pulmonologist
In the event that your lung cancer screening indicates an abnormality, you will have direct access to the specialists in our Thoracic Oncology Program, who will recommend an individualized course of treatment that will be most effective in treating your cancer. This treatment may be comprised of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery or one of the advanced treatments offered through our robust clinical trials program.
Moffitt’s approach to cancer treatment also extends far beyond medical services. We have counselors, social workers, dietitians and other supportive care specialists available to patients in the same location where they are undergoing treatment to ensure that all of their needs are being met. For patients traveling to Tampa, FL, from other areas of the country, we can provide assistance in finding local accommodations at one of our partner hotels, so our patients can relax and spend time with loved ones in a comfortable, hygienic environment.