News RoomKennedy Cancer Center Opens New Lung Nodule Center

August 14, 2017
Kennedy Cancer Center Opens New Lung Nodule Center

The Kennedy Cancer Center, a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson, has opened a multidisciplinary Lung Nodule Center at its Washington Township, NJ, location.

The new Lung Nodule Center at Kennedy provides continuation of care for high-risk patients who have been diagnosed with a lung nodule. Lung nodules are defined as abnormal spots or lesions on a lung scan. High-risk patients include individuals age 55-77 who have a tobacco-smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (meaning they smoked the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a year for 30 years, or about two packs per day for 15 years); as well as those who are either currently smoking or have quit less than 15 years ago.

Kennedy’s multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Pulmonologists
  • Thoracic Surgeons
  • Nurse Navigators
  • Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists
  • Certified Medical Assistants.

Kennedy’s Lung Nodule team provides state-of-the-art medical care for lung nodules. Kennedy’s team of experts will diagnose the severity of nodules through a unique approach involving detailed evaluation and discussion of imaging results and patient health history.

Benefits of Kennedy’s new Lung Nodule Center include:

  • Specialized nurse navigators to expedite the process, alleviate barriers, schedule appointments and monitor follow-up care
  • High-tech nodule evaluation
  • Physician experts, who closely monitor nodules
  • A comprehensive approach to nodule treatment and care
  • Identification of lung cancer in its earliest stages
  • Access to smoking cessation counseling with a certified tobacco treatment specialist.

By providing patients with personalized and compassionate care, Kennedy’s advanced approach allows all services to be provided in a single visit. Patients considered to be at high-risk for lung cancer should talk to their primary care physician about referral to the Lung Nodule Center. For more information, contact the Kennedy Cancer Center at (856) 218-5324.