Thoracic Surgery Services




Preventative Screening

Lung Nodule Program

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Patient Benefits

Who Manages the Program?

Locations and Directions
Lung Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Thymic Disease

Patient Benefits

Benefits for patients of the Lung Nodule Program include:

  • 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 malignancy (cancer).
  • 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.


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