Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and worldwide. More lives are lost to lung cancer than to colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers combined. When detected early, lung cancer is highly treatable. Early detection of lung cancer can save your life. Lung cancer screening by low-dose Chest CT is the only approved screening test for lung cancer early detection.
In 2010, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) showed a 20% relative reduction of dying from lung cancer in patients undergoing CT Chest screening. Lung cancer screening is recommended only for individuals at high risk for lung cancer.
Sylvester Lung Cancer Screening Program
Sylvester has taken a lead role in perfecting the use of CT imaging to detect lung cancer. At Sylvester, you will have the most experienced lung cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
Our team is recognized for being the first high-risk lung cancer screening program in the region. It has been recognized by the American College of Radiology and the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. Sylvester has been affiliated with the International Early Lung Cancer Project and has been involved in lung cancer screening research for decades.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, is one of only two National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in the state of Florida, and one of just 72 across the nation.