Your Source for Lung Cancer Support
Fairfield Medical Center and our Cancer Resource Center provide a vast array of support programs, resources and care for our patients with lung cancer. These programs and resources can help you and your family address issues that you may face as a result of your cancer diagnosis or treatment.
Fairfield Medical Cancer Resource Center
The Fairfield Medical Cancer Resource Center is open to any cancer patient and their support people. Educational classes, support services and retail products are offered to reduce stress and ease recovery and coping processes. The center is staffed Monday through Friday (or by appointment) by an FMC coordinator and volunteers, many of whom are cancer survivors.
There are a variety of financial resources available to those who qualify, including the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation and TWIGS One Cancer Care Fund. Members of your oncology team will work collaboratively with financial aid personnel to determine what individualized assistance is available to you.
Lung Cancer Screening
Doctors have found that screening for lung cancer in people at high risk of the disease can help to detect lung cancer early, which improves the chances of successful treatment. Our guidelines for screening are based on the National Lung Screening Trial sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. A low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening is recommended for:
- Men or women age 50-80
- Current or former smoker who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
- Smoked at least one pack per day for 20 years OR 2 packs per day for 10 years
You will need to have a physician order for a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening. To learn more about screening for lung cancer, or if you feel you are a candidate for a screening, please talk to your healthcare provider or call 740-689-6889.
Chronic diseases and disorders of the lungs and airways, as well as some of the treatments for these conditions, can take a toll on your health and quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation uses an array of techniques – from education and exercise to encouraging lifestyle changes – to help you manage your conditions.