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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers, and is highly treatable. It can be treated through surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This cancer is strongly linked to a history of smoking, so you should seek lung cancer screening to determine your risk of developing this disease.

Lung cancer treatment in Fort Worth, Texas

The lung cancer program at Medical City Fort Worth offers a new, leading-edge pulmonary room with endoluminal robotic equipment to help our medical team reach smaller lung nodules.

Additionally, we offer minimally invasive procedures including endoluminal robotic procedures, robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, robotic-assisted thoracic procedures and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB), which may aid with earlier diagnosis for patients with lung lesions.

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Lung cancer care in Fort Worth Texas

Specialists at our hospital also offer traditional options, such as low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans, to detect lung cancer.

Medical City Fort Worth offers advanced screening, diagnosis and treatment for all types of lung cancers, including:

  • Non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC), the most common type of lung cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. Subtypes of NSCLC include:
    • Adenocarcinoma
    • Large cell carcinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Small cell lung cancers, also called “oat cell” cancer, make up 10 percent to 15 percent of lung cancers and tend to spread quickly.
  • Lung carcinoid tumors, make up less than 5 percent of lung cancers, grow slowly and rarely spread.

It's important to know which type of cancer you have so that you can get accurate information about your treatment options and prognosis. Medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, cancer nurse navigators and other specialists at Medical City Fort Worth are ready to answer your questions.

If you are diagnosed with lung cancer, oncology specialists at Medical City Fort Worth are there to care for you.

Lung cancer screening

A lung cancer screening is intended to identify lung cancer at an early stage, when treatment is often less invasive and more effective. Lung screening, like other forms of cancer screening, is recommended as an annual exam for high-risk individuals.

Screening for lung cancer involves a low-dose CT (CAT) scan, which takes a picture of your lungs. This type of screening is fast, painless and non-invasive.

Who should get a lung cancer screening?

Screenings are recommended for certain groups of people who are at high risk for lung cancer, including:

  • People who are between 50 and 80 years old
  • Those who have at least a 20 pack-year smoking history and are current smokers or have quit within the past 15 years

Lung cancer screening is covered by most insurance providers as a preventive service for individuals at high risk. Ask your healthcare provider to order the exam if you think you may qualify. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage.

What happens after the screening?

The results of your screening exam will be made available to you and your physician, who will discuss any concerning findings. With your permission, your doctor will also consult with a multidisciplinary team of lung experts, including pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists. These specialists review each unique case as a team and draw from their individual expertise to create the most comprehensive, targeted and effective treatment plans for patients.

Comprehensive lung nodule screening program

Patients often undergo CT scans for various conditions and injuries. In some cases, these scans find something different than or in addition to what the patient was originally being treated for. These are called “incidental findings” and they can literally save patients' lives.

Medical City Fort Worth uses proprietary software that reads radiology reports looking for keywords such as “nodule.” The identification of incidental lung nodules or other suspicious findings can help detect lung cancers before symptoms appear, when they're at an earlier stage and when they're often more treatable.

Patients and their physicians are then notified about potential conditions that may need additional follow-up, resulting in better outcomes.

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Medical City Fort Worth
900 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

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Our Lung cancer Locations

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Medical City Fort Worth Hospital
900 8th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
 (817) 336 - 2100

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Medical City Fort Worth Hospital
900 8th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
 (817) 336 - 2100
Medical City Arlington Hospital
3301 Matlock Rd
Arlington, TX 76015
 (682) 509 - 6200

13.9 miles

Medical City Las Colinas Hospital
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
 (972) 969 - 2000

25.3 miles