Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, causing more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.
Orange Park Medical Center is committed to improving lung cancer cure rates through early detection, safe diagnosis and detailed lung cancer staging to help physicians select the best therapy for our patients. We are the area’s leader in minimally invasive diagnosis and minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer.
Our lung cancer program includes pulmonologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses and allied health staff working as a team to diagnose and treat patients. Our patients benefit from the team’s combined knowledge in planning the best treatment possible. Team members involved in treating all cancer patients meet twice a month at a tumor board to discuss prospective cancer cases and recommend treatment plans.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Our 64-slice helical CT scanner can be used for screening patients who have a high risk for developing lung cancer, for follow up imaging of suspicious lung lesions (spots) and for helping to stage lung cancer.
The bronchoscope allows the pulmonologist to determine if there are any foreign bodies, tumors, bleeding or inflammation in the airways and lungs.
superDimension inReach™ System
Our superDimension inReach System helps pulmonologists reach previously inaccessible regions of the lung to detect small lung lesions (spots) for diagnosis and treatment.
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) is a diagnostic tool that provides a more precise determination of a patient’s lung cancer stage.
Da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System
Surgeons use the daVinci Robotic Surgical System for a number of procedures including thoracic (chest) surgery for lung cancer.
Affiliated Oncology Services
Orange Park Medical Center has medical oncologists and radiation oncologists on staff that are part of the Integrated Community Oncology Network (ICON). Medical oncologists specialize in treating cancer patients with anticancer drugs (chemotherapy). Radiation oncologists specialize in using radiation therapy to treat cancer. These physicians provide comprehensive cancer care to thousands of patients throughout Northeast Florida, including those with lung cancer.
Pulmonary Function Test
A non-invasive diagnostic test that provides measurable feedback about the function of the lungs and is essential for the diagnosis of COPD.
Pulmonary Exercise Stress Test
A Non-invasive test that determines how effective your lungs, heart and muscles function during exercise.
An outpatient program (link to rehab page) that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic breathing problems.
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center
Orange Park Medical Center is Northeast Florida’s Regional Center.
Our lung cancer care coordinator is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) who is available to answer your questions and to help coordinate and schedule appointments.