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Lung Cancer Care

Sarah Cannon at Sky Ridge Medical Center


Comprehensive Care for the Diagnosis & Treatment of Lung Cancer


Don't be scared. Be screened.


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, killing more Americans each year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 224,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. However, with early detection survival rates increase from 15% to as high as 92% so don't be scared. Be screened.

Our team at Sky Ridge Medical Center can help to diagnose lung cancer, provide a second opinion, stage your cancer (determine how much it has spread), plan for treatment, and offer support. Our lung specialists work with you and your family to develop an individual treatment plan. 


What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the lungs. Lung cancers that start in the lungs are divided into 2 types:

  • Non-small cell —This type generally grows and spreads more slowly. Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for the majority of the lung cancer cases that are diagnosed each year in the United States. The most common types of non-small cell lung cancer are squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma.
  • Small cell—This type generally grows more quickly. It is more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

Learn more about lung cancer, including signs, symptoms and treatment.


Why you want to choose Sky Ridge for Lung Cancer care: