Personalized Cancer


Lung Cancer Screening

We offer the most current and effective screening, evaluation and treatment options for pulmonary nodules that can be caused by a variety of conditions including lung cancer.

An essential for smokers & ex-smokers

Smoking has been scientifically linked to lung cancer.  You qualify for screening if you fit the following criteria:

  • Age 55 – 77
  • Currently smoke tobacco or have quit within the past 15 years
  • Asymptomatic, with no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Smoked an average of one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years

Simple screenings for those at-risk

Lung cancer is the most lethal of all forms of that disease and about 85 percent of all cases are linked to smoking. However, the use of low-dose CT (computed tomography) scans for early detection of lung nodules is good news for those at greatest risk, such as heavy smokers and former smokers. These lung scans are:

  • Quick, safe and painless– completed in just seconds with very little radiation exposure
  • More thorough than traditional x-rays - scientifically proven to be more effective in detecting cancer and other lung conditions

When carefully administered by HackensackUMC Mountainside’s skilled technicians and read by our distinguished, experienced, board-certified radiologists and pulmonologists, these scans are capable of providing:

  • Peace of mindfor many patients with benign lung scarring or inflammation
  • Early detectionthat results in less invasive treatment and dramatically improved outcomes for patients diagnosed with lung cancer

Advanced diagnostics using superDimension™ LungGPS™

When a nodule that requires further investigation is found on a scan, rather than a traditional biopsy, our specially trained pulmonologists will use the Covidien superDimension™ system, unique state-of-the-art technology that affords greater diagnostic clarity and reduces a patient’s risk of complications and discomfort.

Covidien superDimension™ - also known as LungGPS™ - allows physicians to more precisely locate nodules even when they are in deep, hard to reach areas of the lungs by performing a minimally invasive procedure called an Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy™ or ENB.

Convenient access to exceptional cancer care, if needed

In the event of a finding of cancer, the HackensackUMC Mountainside Cancer Center, a comprehensive program accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer, can provide a caliber of care that’s unsurpassed at any other hospital. Our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to ensure that every patient receives “whole person” care that addresses all physical, emotional and practical needs and achieves the very best outcome.

Please call 973-429-6444 to discuss your eligibility for lung cancer screening with a Nurse Navigator.


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