Providing Skilled Treatment for Lung Cancer & Lung Nodules
West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center—a trusted clinic that has treated more than 10,000 satisfied patients since 2004—is pleased to offer treatment for both lung cancer and lung nodules. With locations in Oxnard and Camarillo, we proudly serve patients in Ventura County, California, and beyond.
Lung Nodules vs. Lung Cancer
Many people assume that a lung nodule is a sign of lung cancer, but that is generally not the case. Approximately 95% of lung nodules are benign (noncancerous).
Lung Nodule Treatment
Lung nodules are abnormal growths that typically result from inflammation caused by an infection or an illness. They generally cause symptoms only when they press against an airway. Most lung nodules do not require treatment, although an antibiotic or antifungal medication could become necessary if there is an infection present. Larger nodules and those that press against an airway may need to be surgically removed.
Lung Cancer Treatment
Lung cancer develops when something disrupts the normal cell division process, causing the cells to uncontrollably grow and form a tumor. Lung cancer treatment will vary depending on factors such as the type of tumor present, how far the cancer has spread, and the patient’s overall condition, but often includes a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and targeted therapies.
Schedule an Appointment
Of course, the only way to obtain an accurate diagnosis is to consult with an experienced practitioner, such as the board-certified pulmonologists at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center. Our skilled providers can perform any necessary diagnostic testing, determine the cause of your symptoms—whether that be lung nodules, lung cancer, or an entirely different pulmonary condition—and supply you with customized treatment recommendations.
Contact West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center today to request a consultation at either of our locations or to set up a telemedicine appointment. We are open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we have same- and next-day availability for individuals requiring prompt attention.