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Lung Nodule

Lung Nodule

Why do I cough all of the time?  Could it be a lung nodule?

Ask yourself:

  • Have I been coughing a lot lately?
  • Have I been coughing for a while now?
  • Have I been exposed to asbestos?
  • Am I, or have I been, a smoker?
  • Does my family have a history of lung cancer?


If you've answered yes to any of the questions above and have been diagnosed with a disease or have had not relief in symptoms, it could be a lung nodule.  It is very important to actively investigate a lung nodule to identify the cause and start medical intervention quickly to reduce or eliminate complications.

Through the Lung Nodule Center, you can:

  • Expect a same-day appointment to meet with a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Experience coordinated care for diagnostic testing by the physician and a specially trained cardiothoracic nurse
  • Be assured your primary care physician will receive timely reporting of your care at the Center
  • Have assistance in making follow-up appointments with specialists, if necessary
  • Have assistance in scheduling surgery, if necessary.


A physican referral is NOT NECESSARY.

We are passionate about lung nodule detection and treatment!  Since the goal is to identify lung nodules as early in the disease process as possible for more positive outcomes, improved quality of life and survival, do not hesitate to contact us at 1-877-SWG-BEAT (794-2328) for an appointment.

Part of Southwest General's Heart & Vascular Institute, the Lung Nodule Center is located within the Outpatient Specialty Center, in Suite A-410, at the hospital's Main Campus.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-SWG-BEAT (794-2328).

The Lung Nodule Center is reimbursed by most insurance programs.

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