Lung nodules are not uncommon. In most cases, these small tissue masses, which appear as round, white shadows in x-rays and CT scans, are not cancer. However, larger nodules, particularly those 25 mm and greater, have a higher likelihood of being cancerous, so it’s important for patients to regularly check with their doctors to see if the nodules are growing or have changed shape or otherwise altered their appearance.
At Florida Hospital Orlando’s Lung Nodule Clinic, we offer patients access to a multidisciplinary team of experts who work closely together to evaluate lung nodules that may have been detected during routine examinations. If necessary, our team—which includes pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, gastroenterologists and interventional radiologists—will conduct additional tests to determine whether the nodule is cancerous, including a bronchoscopy with or without EBUS, an endoscopic ultrasound, a CT-guided lung biopsy or a surgical biopsy.
If these tests come back positive for cancer, our dedicated cancer care coordinators will help you schedule an appointment with a specialist at our Florida Hospital Cancer Institute—one of the premier cancer treatment facilities in the United States.
The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is accredited by several national cancer organizations for their quality, outcomes and comprehensive care. FHCI is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (COC) and the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI). Most recently, our Clinical Research Center has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), allowing FHCI access to NCI’s prevention, control and treatment trials for cancer treatment and prevention. Learn more about clinical trials or The Lung Nodule Clinic Program.
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