Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is a major health issue in the United States. In the next year, over 220,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Lung cancer is the second leading cause of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.

The state of Kentucky leads the nation in lung cancer incidence and mortality. Of the nearly 3,771 Kentucky residents who were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, 344 or 9% were diagnosed &/or received treatment at Central Baptist.

Doctors cannot always explain why one person gets cancer and another does not. We do know that there are some risk factors and behaviors that make it more likely to develop lung cancer. One of the strongest risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco smoke – both in smokers and in people who are exposed to secondhand smoke. There are cases of lung cancer in people who are not smokers or who are not exposed to secondhand smoke.

At Central Baptist, people with lung cancer are treated by a team of experts. Members of the team include: physician specialists from cardiothoracic surgery, pulmonology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, radiology, pathology, and nurses who specialize in surgery, chemotherapy, biotherapy and radiation therapy. Support services are available from our chaplains, social workers, oncology dietitian, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, home health and palliative care specialists. Support groups and smoking cessation classes are offered at Central Baptist.

Support groups and smoking cessation classes are offered at Central Baptist.

For more information about Lung Cancer or Central Baptist Services: View the complete Lung Cancer Online Encyclopedia

Contact the Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator for more information:

Lung Nurse Navigator – Jeanni Thompson, RN, BSN, OCN
Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Central Baptist Hospital
1720 Nicholasville Rd. Suite. 606
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone Number: 859-260-3198
Fax Number: 859-260-4462
Mailing Address:
1720 Nicholasville Rd.
Suite 606
Lexington, KY 40503

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