Lung cancer

Find the tests, treatments, and expert team you need to detect lung cancer early and live longer and better after a diagnosis. Turn to Community Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Monterey for complete care and support.

Lung cancer screening

If you smoke or used to smoke, you may benefit from a lung cancer screening. This test uses computed tomography (CT) with a low dose of radiation to find cancer before you experience symptoms. If you receive a diagnosis and treatment in early stages of the condition, you’ll achieve the best possible long-term outcome.

Designated Screening Center

Community Hospital holds designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center from the American College of Radiology. This signifies we’re a top-quality provider of safe, effective diagnostic imaging for those at high risk for lung cancer.

Lung cancer screening site

Diagnosing lung cancer

If you have lung cancer symptoms or a screening shows something unusual, your doctor may order diagnostic tests to find the cause. These tests may include:

  • Imaging exams – Show your lungs, airways, and possible tumors
  • Biopsy – Checks for cancer cells in tissue samples taken from one or more of the:
    • Mucus you cough up
    • Fluid around the lung
    • Suspicious spot on the lungs

Rest assured, you’ll receive results as soon as possible, so you and your doctor can start taking the right steps to improve your health.

Treating lung cancer

If you receive a diagnosis of lung cancer, your doctors may recommend:

Team approach to lung cancer care

Expect care from a well-rounded team of not only cancer doctors, but also health professionals from other specialties, such as your primary care doctor. They’ll work together so you get complete care for all your medical needs.

Support and survivorship

Throughout your cancer journey, make life easier with patient and caregiver resources for your whole family. With support from cancer professionals and your peers, you can look forward to feeling better in mind and body.

Take advantage of personalized survivorship services during and after treatment as well. You’ll learn how to keep yourself well and reduce the risk of cancer coming back, so you can enjoy the best quality of life.

Ask for a referral

You’ll need a referral from your doctor to schedule a cancer care appointment at Montage Health’s Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Contact us at (831) 625-4753 if you have questions or need help.

Awards of Excellence

The Commission on Cancer is the accrediting body for Cancer Centers in the US with programs undergoing rigorous assessment every three years.

In addition, those programs which exceed a series of higher standards pertaining to the quality of patient care are awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award, given to less that 20% of cancer programs. Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center has repeatedly achieved this landmark.

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