Benefits for patients of the Lung Nodule Program
- Elimination of unnecessary surgery due to
close monitoring of nodules.
- Thorough follow-up every three to six months,
which allows physicians to detect any enlargement
in the nodule and plan appropriate early intervention,
thus improving the outcome for a suspected
- Alleviation of anxiety due to close monitoring
by the specialized chest radiologists at the
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
- Advanced practice nurses who are experts
in thoracic (chest) care.