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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.” 

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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