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What are the patient benefits of the program?
Lung cancer and smoking
Lung cancer screening could save your life
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Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call the lung nodule program coordinator at 814.231.6881.

Overview

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.


Services

Some patients require treatment, such as a blood transfusion or antibiotic infusion, without being admitted to the hospital.

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:

  • Early detection of lung cancer
  • Best practices in lung nodule care, using a multispecialty healthcare team

What are the patient benefits of the program?

  • 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

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 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 the risk of lung cancer. If you want to stop smoking, visit our help to quit smoking page for tips and resources on quitting.


Lung cancer screening could save your life

Take the American Lung Association's quiz to see if you should get screened for lung cancer.

Location

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