Lung Nodule Program
As part of our mission to make people healthier, Mount Nittany Health, located in State College, Pa., offers a Lung Nodule Program that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults by providing:
- Early detection of lung cancer
Best practices in lung nodule care, using a multi-specialty healthcare team
About the program
If a chest X-ray or CT scan finds a growth in the lung (lung nodule), then a patient may be referred to Mount Nittany Health’s Lung Nodule Program.
Our Lung Nodule Program is located in Mount Nittany Health's State College facility. Patients in the Lung Nodule Program work with the Lung Nodule Program Coordinator, and may also work with a Mount Nittany Health pulmonologist.
What are the patient benefits of the program?
- Elimination of unnecessary surgery due to close monitoring of nodules
Thorough follow-up based on current evidenced-based treatment recommendations, which allows providers to detect any enlargements in the nodule and plan appropriate early intervention if required
- Decreased anxiety due to close monitoring of the nodule
You may benefit from the Lung Nodule Program if you have been identified as having a small growth on the lung as a result of a chest X-ray or CT scan.
For questions or more information, please call the Lung Nodule Program Coordinator, Mount Nittany Health, State College, Pa. at: 814.231.6881.
Lung cancer and smoking
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and worldwide. About 85 percent of lung cancer occurs in current or former smokers.
Studies show that smoking cessation is the best way to decrease risk of lung cancer. If you want to stop smoking, visit our help to quit smoking page for tips and resources for quitting.
Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce Janet Cady, RN, MSN, CEN, as the coordinator of the organization’s new lung nodule program.