The factors causing lung disease are numerous and interrelated – including heredity, overall health, geography, lifestyle habits such as smoking, exposure to second hand smoke, air pollution, radon and more. But with proper treatment, lifestyle modifications and support, these conditions are treatable. Lung disease shouldn’t take your breath away.
We understand that a diagnosis of lung cancer can be devastating for a patient and their family. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates that 224,390 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed and about 158,080 deaths from lung cancer will occur in the U.S. in 2016.
It’s proven that the sooner lung cancer is discovered and treatment begins, the better the outcome. One way lung cancer is detected in its earliest and most treatable stages is with low-dose CT lung cancer screening.
This is all part of Buz Standefer Lung Center’s multidisciplinary team approach to diagnosis, treatment, planning, surgical intervention and recovery in a holistic manner – and we’re committed to providing compassionate care to patients with lung cancer and their families. With a world-class lung center right here in Chattanooga, there’s no need to leave this community to receive the best and most advanced care.