Lung cancer is the second most common cancer (PDF) and the leading cause of death by cancer. The earlier your disease is found, the better your odds of a complete recovery. Sutter Health is saving lives with a new lung cancer screening program for smokers and former smokers of high risk.
If your doctor suspects you may have lung cancer due to an abnormal chest X-ray or sputum test, experts in the Sutter Health network will waste no time in diagnosing and treating your disease, providing the support you need to focus on the cure. Suspicious findings are evaluated by care teams who participate in multidisciplinary tumor boards and lung nodule programs.