Lung cancer screening saves lives. Detecting the condition early, when a broader range of treatments can typically be considered, can lead to both an improved prognosis and enhanced quality of life. Individuals from Sarasota, Florida, who have an elevated risk of lung cancer due to tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure or other established risk factors can turn to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for comprehensive screenings.
Moffitt’s lung cancer screening program includes:
- Low-dose, high-definition CT scans
- Personal and medical history evaluations
- Collaborative tumor board reviews of any abnormal screening results
- Access to tobacco treatment and smoking cessation programs, as well as other preventive healthcare services
This program welcomes individuals who are considered high-risk based on national guidelines, which recommend screenings for current and former smokers between the ages of 50 and 77. Individuals who have been exposed to secondhand smoke, radon, asbestos and other carcinogens may also wish to consider periodic lung cancer screenings. Because each person’s risk profile is unique, our team evaluates each patient’s age, smoking history, family and personal medical history and other factors to determine the best approach in each situation.
For our commitment to lung cancer prevention, Moffitt has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. Screenings are available in three separate locations: Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza, Moffitt McKinley Outpatient Center and Moffitt Cancer Center’s main campus, all of which are located just a short drive from Sarasota.
For patients whose screening results reveal the presence of cancer, a wide range of treatment options are available under one roof. Moffitt treats more patients with lung cancer than any other institution in Florida, offering a wide spectrum of advanced therapies – both surgical and nonsurgical – for patients with all types and stages of lung cancer.