Lung Nodules: What are they, how they're treated

Early diagnosis, tracking is the most effective way to detect/rule out cancer.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Lung Nodules: What are they and how are they treated
Learn what lung nodules are, how they are detected, and the innovative diagnostic imaging and treatment offerings available at Main Line Health.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Shortness of breath and chest pain could be signs of lung nodules.

Most of the time lung nodules are found by accident, or incidentally, during an X-ray or CT scan for something else.

Ninety-five percent of the time these nodules are noncancerous. Early diagnosis and tracking of lung nodules is the most effective way to detect or rule out cancer.

If a lung nodule found in the early stage is cancerous, it is much easier to treat than late-stage lung cancer. Let's learn more with Dr. Pat Ross, Chair of Surgery at Main Line Health.

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