Lung Cancer Has Met Its Match
The new Lung Nodule Center at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township provides continuation of care for high-risk patients who have been diagnosed with a lung nodule. Lung nodules are defined as abnormal spots or lesions on a lung scan. High-risk patients include individuals age 55-77 who have a tobacco-smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (meaning they smoked the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years, or about two packs per day for 15 years); as well as those who are either currently smoking or have quit less than 15 years ago.
Jefferson's Lung Nodule team provides state-of-the-art medical care for lung nodules. Jefferson's team of experts will diagnose the severity of nodules through a unique approach involving detailed evaluation and discussion of imaging results and patient health history.
By providing patients with personalized and compassionate care, Jefferson’s advanced approach allows all services to be provided in a single visit. Patients considered to be at high-risk for lung cancer should talk to their primary care physician about referral to the Lung Nodule Center. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township is a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center through the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence.
Christopher Bariana, DO
Duane Monteith, MD
Jay Steinberg, DO
Nicole Scivoletti-Polan, DO
Jay G. Kirkham, DO
Jason Becker, DO
Neveen Malik, DO
Accreditation Makes a Difference
Designated Screening Centers of Excellence commit to comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional bodies such as the American College of Radiology (ACR), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical setting. SCOE also commit to provide clear information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening.