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New Lung STAT Clinic Helps Patients Receive Treatment Faster
web posted November 10, 2012
AUGUSTA – Lung cancer remains the leading
cause of cancer death for both men and women, claiming more than one
million lives each year. However, the new Lung STAT Clinic at
Doctors Hospital can help save more local lives by delivering faster
treatment after diagnosis.
“Time is of the essence when it comes to the initial work-up, diagnosis
and subsequent treatment of lung cancer. This clinic ensures that no
time is wasted and that we get our patients into a personalized
treatment plan as quickly as possible,” says Lance Danko, Director of
Oncology Services at Doctors Hospital.
The Lung STAT Clinic at Doctors Hospital pledges to get patients in
STAT, to see a top specialist within two business days of referral, so
that rapid treatment planning can begin.
“We are the leader in the region for treatment of lung cancer.
Our advanced technology not only helps to discover suspicious spots on
the lung, but now we can be as efficient and effective as medically
possible with our treatment,” says Dr. Philip Catalano, Cardiothoracic
Surgeon at Doctors Hospital.
Early diagnosis screenings offered at Doctors Hospital:
CT- Lung Screening -
This screening can reduce mortality from lung cancer relative to
screening with chest x-ray (CXR) by 20 percent. The low cost of
$265, no insurance required, is a small price to pay for peace of
For more information call 706-651-LUNG (5864).
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