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Lung Nodule Center Aims for Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 26, 2010)---While it may not seem likely that a visit to an Emergency Department for an unrelated medical condition would lead to expedited treatment of lung cancer, that’s exactly what’s happening at Botsford Hospital. With the opening of the Lung Nodule Center earlier this year, Botsford is providing a new avenue for diagnosis and treatment of serious lung conditions says Nicholle Mehr, Director of the Botsford Cancer Center. 
 
Patients being treated in the Botsford Emergency Department who are found to have suspicious growths of abnormal tissue that are noticed by chance on a chest x-ray taken for another reason are referred to the center. Experienced staff help the patient through the process of diagnosis, evaluation and treatment recommendations. 
 
“We are committed to maintaining a link with the patient’s primary care physician who will receive updates on the patient’s condition while assuring that the patient receives timely referrals to a specialist and treatment,” Mehr said.”It is all about moving quickly when diagnostic information becomes available.” 

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