Breathe Easier with Care and Support
Virtua’s Comprehensive Lung Program offers services and support for patients with chronic respiratory ailments, lung cancer and those at risk for developing lung cancer. The program offers a full range of services including programs to improve lung health, lung screenings, monitoring of lung nodules, and individual guidance from nurse navigators who specializes in high-risk lung conditions.
High-Risk Lung Cancer Screening
Early-stage lung cancer doesn’t present with obvious symptoms. For this reason, a lung cancer screening is the only way to detect tumors or nodules at an early and more treatable stage. A lung cancer screening is recommended for current and former smokers who meet the high-risk criteria. Virtua’s lung nurse navigator is available to answer your questions and guide you through the entire process.
Lung Nodule Program
The lung nodule program is designed to optimize care and ensure follow up screenings for patients who have had an incidental nodule identified. The Virtua team of specialists work together with the patient’s primary care physician to provide prompt evaluation, diagnosis, and ongoing monitoring of pulmonary nodules.
The 8-week medically-based fitness program is designed for individuals with pulmonary or respiratory conditions. Individuals receive assessments and a personalized exercise plan supervised by certified fitness professionals. For more information, call the Virtua William G. Rohrer Fitness Center in Voorhees at 856-325-5300 and ask about the Next Steps Program.
Tools to Quit Smoking
Smoking cessation programs are proven to help people kick the habit. Virtua offers multiple options to help people gain the skills to successfully quit smoking including an online group and individual counseling. Get started today.
Many people worry that quitting smoking will lead to unwanted weight gain. Virtua offers nutritional coaching to help patients maintain their wellness goals while eating food that tastes great.
Virtua’s experienced pulmonology team offer specialized care and advanced procedures to treat patients with complex respiratory ailments. Advanced treatment options include Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR) with endobronchial valve (EBV) placement for patients with severe emphysema and COPD.
Lung Cancer Expertise
If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, Virtua’s multidisciplinary team of experts is here to help. The Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program offers a range of diagnostic procedures, advanced treatment options, and personalized support services. Our team includes experts in pulmonary medicine and thoracic surgery, who work together to develop an individualized treatment plan based on your particular cancer case.