Lung nodules are abnormalities that frequently show up on chest x-rays or chest CT scans. The overwhelming majority of these nodules are not caused by cancer, but because some may be cancer, a work-up could be necessary.
If you have a lung nodule, you’ll want the most compassionate, expert care possible, and pulmonary care doctors at California Pacific Medical Center’s Thoracic Oncology Program have decades of experience evaluating and managing hundreds of cases.
If a nodule is suspicious for lung cancer, we can quickly evaluate it using state-of-the-art imaging and minimally invasive techniques. Our goal is to obtain a diagnosis, cancer stage, mutation and molecular analysis, all in a single biopsy. We pride ourselves on accurate results.
We also aim to make the most compassionate, efficient and timely evaluation so that you can start appropriate treatments as soon as possible. If you are diagnosed with lung cancer, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your personalized care, collaborating with our colleagues in thoracic surgery, medical oncology, radiology, radiation oncology and palliative care. This entire team meets at a weekly diagnostic thoracic tumor board to discuss each and every case we manage.