Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States. When it’s caught early, we can usually treat it with great success. We’re committed to early detection to increase the likelihood of a cure. 

Expert lung cancer diagnosis at AHN

At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, our expert team of physicians and surgeons diagnose the stage and type of lung cancer. Throughout your care, our robust support services help you manage all aspects of the disease.

We also offer preventive care to stop cancer before it starts. For example, we provide a revolutionary screening program for high-risk patients. Usually, this includes smokers over the age of 50. We offer:

  • Yearly screening opportunities throughout the community: We offer an innovative lung cancer screening program that uses noninvasive CT scans. In this procedure, an X-ray machine uses low doses of radiation to scan the body and take detailed pictures of the lungs. Those at higher risk for cancer, such as pack-a-day smokers over the age of 50, can be screened once a year to catch potential cancer early. This screening boosts the chances for effective treatment and even a cure and can reduce the risk of cancer deaths by up to 20 percent.
  • Molecular profiling of lung cancer: Many types of lung cancers have specific “driver mutations” occurring in certain genes. Often, cancers with these mutations