Evaluation of Lung Nodules/Masses
Lung cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in the United States for both men and women, and the most common cause of cancer-related death. The relatively asymptomatic nature of lung cancer can lead to higher incidence of advanced disease at time of diagnosis, with a typically worse prognosis. As a result, the 5-year survival rate for lung cancer patients in general is only 15%, whereas survival for patients diagnosed with early-stage disease who undergo surgical resection is 85%. Accordingly, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends low-dose CT scanning of the chest as a screening tool for those individuals at risk for developing lung cancer.
The Texas IPS Lung Nodule/Lung Cancer Clinic provides both lung cancer screening and direct pathways for diagnosis and treatment when necessary. We are firmly committed to the process of early detection and treatment of potential lung cancers for the members of our community.
OUR METHODS OF HEALING
- Cardiac surgery critical care
- Critical care management
- Interstitial lung disease
- Obstructive lung disease
- Sleep disorders
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Interventional pulmonary service
- Pulmonary embolism
- Hospital discharge & post ICU outpatient clinic
- Quality improvement
- COVID-19 recovery
- Neuro critical care
- Evaluation of lung nodules/masses
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Smoking cessation program
- Home and facility sleep testing
During the pandemic, as doctors and researchers scrambled for ways to save lives and fight back a brand new virus wreaking havoc on patients, a four-letter acronym gained new attention in the mainstream press.