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Lung cancer is difficult to detect early, because many times there are no symptoms. The earlier lung cancer is detected, the better your chance of survival. 

If you have been diagnosed or believe you are at risk of developing lung cancer, the experts at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado can help. Our lung cancer program focuses on early detection and diagnosis. For those who are diagnosed with lung cancer, we provide integrated care and treatment options in a warm and caring environment.

As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, our team excels at managing lung cancer patients with other lung diseases such as emphysema and COPD. National Jewish Health also has been named a high-performing hospital for Lung Cancer Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Our doctors are researchers, too, so you will have access to the latest lung
cancer clinical trials and most effective treatments.
At National Jewish Health you’ll find:

  • Lung nodule registry to monitor people at risk for developing lung cancer
  • Lung cancer screening program to detect lung cancer early
  • A full range of advanced treatment options, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, minimally invasive procedures and surgery
  • Coordinated care personalized to your health and genetics
  • Palliative procedures and counseling for you and the whole family

The time our doctors spend with their patients is unequaled, ensuring a positive environment for listening, understanding concerns and offering options. Our team offers dedication to your care every step of the cancer journey.

Learn more about our Lung Cancer Center.

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CT Chest & Blood Biomarker for Screening of Lung Cancer (Smokers or Former Smokers)

Researchers at National Jewish Health are conducting a lung cancer screening study involving a CT scan and blood biomarker test.

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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 118-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders


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