Contact the Lung Nodule Evaluation Program:
The Novant Health Lung Nodule Evaluation Program is working to improve early lung cancer detection rates by examining pulmonary nodules found on CT scans. This early detection can lead to improved treatment options and increased survival rates. A collaboration between radiology, pulmonary, thoracic and oncology experts, the Lung Nodule Evaluation Program provides ongoing care for patients with benign or malignant lung nodules.
How does it work?
Often, pulmonary nodules are discovered after a physician recommends a CT scan to help diagnose or monitor a different health condition. While these pulmonary nodules are typically non-cancerous and non-harmful to your health, it is important to monitor them on a regular basis to be sure that lung cancer is not developing.
A nurse navigator will review all suspicious chest CT findings and work together with physicians (including your primary care physician) on a recommended plan of care. Either the Lung Nodule Evaluation Program nurse practitioner or your primary care physician will contact you with this information and recommendations.
From there, you may be asked to schedule an appointment with a pulmonologist
to discuss your family history, risk factors and next steps.
If lung cancer is discovered, you will immediately be connected with a lung cancer patient navigator
and the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic
, where cancer specialists meet together to consider your case on an individual basis and make the most comprehensive recommendation for treatment.
Who is a candidate?
To learn whether you are an appropriate candidate, contact the Lung Nodule Evaluation Program nurse practitioner at 704-384-9956. Your physician and the radiologist who reads your CT scan may also be able to help you determine if you are a candidate for this program and provide you with appropriate next steps.
If you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate lung cancer
, contact your primary care physician immediately. If you are looking for a primary care physician, search our online physician finder
to find a doctor who is right for you.