The Department of Pulmonary Medicine treats patients suffering from diseases of the lungs and respiratory system with the goal of improving patients; day-to-day function and quality of life.  Christie Clinic’s state-of-the-art Pulmonary Function Lab provides complete pulmonary function studies, including pre- and post-bronchodilator studies, lung volumes, resistance to airways, and diffusion capacity.

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Cancer Types

Small cell lung cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer
Other tumors of the tracheobronchial tree
Lymphomas of the chest Mesothelioma
Metastatic tumors invading the chest
Thymomas and other mediastinal tumors

A major national study of current and former heavy smokers has shown that LDCT screening is superior to standard X-rays at detecting lung cancer at early stages, when treatment is more effective
National Cancer Institute

Do you have a history of smoking tobacco or exposure to asbestos? If so, you may be a higher risk for lung cancer.

Our Christie Clinic lung specialists can help you assess this risk and take the appropriate next steps. We offer expert lung cancer screening with low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT) for people at high risk for lung cancer who may not have symptoms of the disease.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. At present, curative treatments are possible only for lung cancer diagnosed in its early stages. Because this disease can go unnoticed for many years, most patients aren’t diagnosed until the disease is at an advanced stage.
A major national study of current and former heavy smokers has shown that LDCT screening is superior to standard X-rays at detecting lung cancer at early stages, when treatment is more effective, according to the National Cancer Institute.

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