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The lung nodule clinic at Memorial Hospital was developed to provide coordinated, comprehensive care to patients who have newly discovered lung nodules.
Most lung nodules are discovered by accident, during chest imaging for another problem. Our clinic is designed to be able to rule out the most serious conditions quickly and provide ongoing follow up if necessary.
Most lung nodules are completely harmless and do not impact one’s health. However, there are serious conditions that need to be ruled out. For those conditions, our goal is to obtain a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan, as quickly as possible.
For those with a new lung cancer diagnosis, we work with a care team of several specialists to design a treatment plan as quickly as possible. The national average from a new diagnosis of lung cancer to treatment is 80 days. Our average is 22 days. Faster treatment often means better long-term survival for patients.
The lung nodule clinic at Memorial Hospital is coordinated by our thoracic oncology nurse navigator. The medical director for the thoracic program at Memorial Hospital is also the pulmonologist who runs the clinic. For those with lung cancer, having access to a nurse navigator is critical.
VIDEO: Colorado Springs Lung Nodules
In this video, nurse navigator, Lisa Allison, RN, BSN, OCN, for the lung nodule clinic at Memorial Hospital explains what a lung nodule is, how a lung nodule is discovered, and important next steps to take when a lung nodule is discovered.
VIDEO: Colorado Springs Lung Nodule Clinic
In this video,
nurse navigator, Lisa Allison, RN, BSN, OCN, explains the nationally-recognized lung nodule clinic at Memorial Hospital and who is a candidate for receiving care.
VIDEO: Lung Nodule Evaluations
In this video, Bruce Suckling, MD, explains the process for evaluating lung nodules at the lung nodule clinic at Memorial Hospital:
VIDEO: Fleischner Society Criteria for Lung Nodules
In this video, Bruce Suckling, MD, explains how Fleischner Society Criteria is used to evaluate lung nodules at the lung nodule clinic at Memorial Hospital:
VIDEO: PET/CT for Lung Nodules
In this video, Bruce Suckling, MD, explains the role PET/CT plays in the evaluation of lung nodules:
VIDEO: Bronchoscopy for Lung Nodules
In this video, Bruce Suckling, MD, explains how a bronchoscopy is used in the evaluation of lung nodules:
Lung Cancer Support Group
Open to lung cancer patients and their family members, friends and caregivers. This on-going support group gives those affected by lung cancer a safe place to share and discuss their thoughts and emotions about the disease.
Sessions are led by a team of facilitators associated with the cancer center at Memorial Hospital. The group meets once a month on the fourth Monday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. in the American Cancer Society Board Room, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
For more information, please call 719-365-6215.
Need More Information?
If you have questions about the lung nodule clinic or thoracic oncology program at Memorial Hospital, call our nurse navigator at 719-365-5134.