California State University, Long Beach library assistant Sharlene had a strong family history of smoking. Her family also had a strong history of lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Stories
Low-dose CT lung screening saves tens of thousands of lives each year. As a Screening Center of Excellence, Orange Coast Memorial continues its commitment to helping more patients beat this deadly disease.
Lung cancer accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths – not because it’s the most prevalent cancer, but because it has historically been so difficult to detect in its earliest, most-treatable stages. Two-dimensional chest X-rays aren’t sensitive enough to detect tiny nodules and traditional Computerized Topography (CT) exposes patients to higher levels of radiation.
Sometimes a tragic or sudden event happens that forces you to really look at your life and take action. This scenario came as a blessing in disguise for David Hanbidge as a personal loss helped him overcome lung cancer.
The last thing that Burton Wilkins remembers before drifting off to sleep in Orange Coast Memorial’s operating room was asking to see the robot.
The future of lung cancer treatment is here and it's the standard of care at the Center for Lung Cancer at Orange Coast Memorial.