Hayworth Cancer Center has recently added thoracic oncology surgical services as well as a pulmonary nodule clinic and now offers a Thoracic Oncology program with a full range of diagnostic, treatment and surgical services, clinical expertise, access to clinical trials and the newest therapies available.
Low-dose CT Screening
Low-dose CT screenings are offered at High Point Medical Center, Premier Imaging, and Westchester Imaging. Screenings are covered by most major insurances.
Pulmonary Nodule Clinic
Dr. Karl Thomas, Pulmonologist, leads this clinic focused on diagnostic assessement of potentially cancerous nodules found during CT screenings for lung cancer. Endobronchial ultrasound is a minimally invasive technology used to diagnose lung cancer, infections and other diseases in the chest.
Thoracic Oncology Surgical Services
Dr. Robert Ferguson, Cardiothoracic Surgeon will identify the best surgical approach for lung cancer patients, ranging from traditional surgical options to the latest techniques, including the robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. This procedure, using the most advanced technology available, is minimally invasive, results in less pain, and fewer complications.
Oncology Nurse Navigation Services
Pam Boswell, Lung Nurse Navigator, serves as the patient point of contact, assisting in coordinating clinical cancer care as well as assisting wiith insurance, financial, family and community support resources.