Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death
Lung care in our community is very crucial as lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death, and the second leading cause of death after heart disease in Volusia County and the nation.
At Halifax Health, we take early diagnosis very seriously in order to combat these startling statistics. If lung cancer is caught in its earliest stage, a patient’s survival rate increases drastically. That is why Halifax Health provides the community with a low-cost, life-saving lung cancer screening as well as invested in the latest diagnostic technology to catch lung cancer early.
In addition, we have a comprehensive care team that works with each patient if they are diagnosed with cancer. This team is comprised of radiologists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists and a lung patient navigator that guides the patient through the entire process. Even in the most unique cases, a healthcare member from each specialty are called together in what is called a Pulmonary Tumor Board. This is where a treatment plan is discussed for even the toughest or most challenging cases to ensure those patients get the best care possible.