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 our State College facility. Patients in the program work with the program coordinator and may also work with a Mount Nittany Health pulmonologist.
As part of its mission to make people healthier, Mount Nittany Health, located in State College, Pennsylvania, offers a lung nodule program, a service made possible by a gift from Lloyd and Dottie Huck to the Mount Nittany Health Foundation. The program is dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults by providing:
Elimination of unnecessary surgery due to close monitoring of nodules
Thorough follow-up based on current evidence-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
Our coordinator ensures your provider is aware of follow up needs and offers guidance and education for your provider
You may benefit from the lung nodule program if a chest X-ray or CT scan has identified a small growth on your lung.For questions or more information, please call the lung nodule program coordinator at 814.231.6881.
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 the risk of lung cancer. If you want to stop smoking, visit our help to quit smoking page for tips and resources on quitting.
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