Breathe Easier with Care and Support
Virtua’s Lung Wellness Program offers comprehensive services, care and support for patients with lung cancer and those at risk for developing it. The program provides the necessary support to help people improve the health of their lungs.
High-risk lung cancer screening
In early stages, lung cancer doesn’t present with obvious symptoms. By screening high-risk groups of current and former smokers, lung cancer can be detected at an earlier and more treatable stage.
Tools to quit and stay smoke free
Smoking cessation programs have been proven to help people “kick” the habit. Attend Virtua's three-session educational support group to get tools to help you quit smoking. Topics will include the addiction process, stress management, and developing a personal plan to quit smoking using the resources and support available to you. This is a FREE program run by a trained tobacco treatment specialist. Registration is required.
Virtua also offers individual smoking cessation counseling with a tobacco-cessation specialist. Sessions are provided at the Virtua Surgical Group office and are typically covered by insurance. To schedule individual sessions, call 856-355-7176.
Lung Nodule Program
The lung nodule program is aimed at optimizing care and ensuring follow up for patients who had an incidental nodule identified. A team of specialists works together with the patient’s primary care physician to provide prompt evaluation, diagnosis, and monitoring of pulmonary nodules. For more information, call 856-596-9057 ext. 19870.
Nutrition and weight management programs
Virtua offers nutrition and weight management programs that can help you prevent or minimize weight gain when you quit smoking.
For more information, call a Virtua Lung Nurse Navigator
at 856-247-7370 and press #2.