Lung Cancer Screening Program Recognized as Screening Center of Excellence

Organization: Service Location: Date:
June, 2014
Awarded By:
Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence

Saddleback Medical Center has been recognized by the Lung Cancer Alliance as a Screening Center of Excellence, offering responsible screening and care, and providing clear, evidence based information to patients.

Each year, lung cancer takes the lives of more people than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Unfortunately, the signs of lung cancer such as coughing or shortness of breath may not be present until the later stages. The earlier the cancer is found, the more likely treatment will be able to stop or delay the spread of the disease.

The MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Saddleback Medical Center helps improve patient outcomes through early detection using the latest in imaging technology, the low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanner. A low-dose CT scan has the potential to detect 85% more cases of lung cancer earlier in the disease process, which increases treatment options and life expectancy.