Lung Center

You can breathe easier knowing that the Lung Team at Riverview is on your side.

The team comes together at the comprehensive Lung Center at Riverview to provide expert, collaborative and personalized care for patients with lung disease.

The Team Approach
At Riverview, a multidisciplinary team of pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and thoracic surgeons meets regularly to consult on optimal treatment strategies for their patients.

This team approach provides clinical expertise from multiple specialties, culminating in a collaborative plan that provides the best course of action for the patient. As a team, physicians can develop treatment plans that include advanced surgical procedures, radiation therapy, medical oncology, clinical trials, and pharmaceuticals to address the individual needs of the patient.

Lung Cancer Screening Program

In the United States, there are approximately 160,000 deaths from lung cancer each year, making it the leading cause of cancer deaths. Approximately 85% of lung cancer cases are attributable to smoking and although the percentage of current smokers is declining, the risk for former smokers continues even after smoking stops.

Early detection of lung cancer is critical. Treatment at early stages of lung cancer can lead to more treatment options, less invasive surgery, and a higher survival rate. Until recently, there has been no reliable way to detect lung cancer in its earliest, more treatable stage.

Riverview Medical Center is now offering a Lung Cancer Screening Program for individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening is quick and easy and results in a minimal amount of radiation exposure. The program is led by a multidisciplinary team of experts from radiology, pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, and medical oncology. Patients involved in the screening program will be guided through initial screening, long term follow-up and, if needed, treatment.

Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center – American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has designated Riverview Medical Center as a top quality provider of safe, effective diagnostic imaging for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. As an ACR-designated lung cancer screening center, Riverview demonstrates commitment to providing high-quality screening care and patient safety.

Eligibility Criteria

You may qualify for the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Riverview Medical Center if you:LUNGRMC

  • Are age 55 – 77 years
  • Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Are a current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • Have a tobacco smoking history of at least one of the following:
    · 1 pack per day for at least 30 years
    · 5 packs per day for at least 20 years
    · 2 packs per day for at least 15 years
    · 5 packs per day for at least 12 years

Scheduling a screening

Please call 732-530-2222 to see if you meet the screening criteria. If you do, we will then schedule your appointment.

Smoking Cessation

If you have already stopped smoking, congratulations and keep up the great work. If you have tried to quit smoking in the past, keep trying; each attempt will help you reach your goal. In fact, we have a program that can help you reach that goal. We provide free smoking cessation counseling and access to free nicotine replacements for those who elect to participate.

All participants in the Lung Cancer Screening Program who are currently smoking will be given access to our Fresh Start Smoking Cessation program.

The best way to reduce your risk of lung cancer is to quit smoking. Take this opportunity to learn more about ways to become smoke-free.

Treatment
The Booker Cancer Center houses the most powerful and precise tools in the fight against cancer, including: IMRT, IGRT, and CyberKnife Stereotactic Robotic Radiosurgery.

  • CyberKnife Center at Riverview: As a non-invasive surgical approach to treating cancer, tumors and lesions throughout the body, the CyberKnife System has revolutionized the way physicians treat patients especially those previously considered inoperable. The XSight Lung Tracking System provides a completely non-invasive treatment alternative for medically inoperable lung cancer patients.

You're Also On the Team
You can be proactive about your lung health. Our website provides information to help you to become educated on preventative health and wellness and to find a physician that can provide routine medical exams.

Care Locations

  • Riverview Medical Center, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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