The AMITA Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Interventional Clinic (ATOMIC Clinic) offers multidisciplinary comprehensive management for lung nodules.
Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in the United States, surpassing deaths from colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. However, if lung cancer is caught early, the chance of curative treatment increases greatly.
Thanks to improved imaging surveillance such as low dose screening CT, lung nodules (also commonly called masses, lesions, or tumors) are being detected earlier and earlier. If a patient has a lung nodule detected, it’s important to quickly evaluate each patient using the latest expert guidelines. The team of interventional pulmonologists and interventional radiologists in the ATOMIC clinic see patients with lung nodules and manage the best workup and treatment plan tailored to each individual patient.
- Save Time: By seeing multiple specialists at once, precious time is saved by eliminating the need to schedule multiple separate doctors’ appointments.
- Minimize Risk: The team of lung nodule experts will determine the safest methods to diagnose and treat lung nodules. Many times, the team eliminates unnecessary procedures for patients.
- Maximize Expertise: Along with interventional pulmonologists and interventional radiologists, the ATOMIC team has a direct pipeline to nurse navigators and an extended multidisciplinary team of lung nodule experts including:
- Thoracic surgery
- Radiation oncology
- Medical oncology
When someone is informed that they have a new lung nodule, they may feel fear, anxiety, and even confusion. The ATOMIC clinic team have done their homework when it comes to delivering the safest and most effective evaluation and treatment for lung nodules. By helping patients and their doctors navigate through the latest medical approaches, the ATOMIC team enables patients to alleviate much of this fear and anxiety, and cut through the confusion.
If you or a loved one might be a candidate for a lung nodule management, or other treatments, ask your doctor. To schedule a clinic consultation, contact us for information regarding treatments for lung cancer or call (630) 856-7460.