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Spectrum Health offers lung cancer treatment advancements

According to statistics, lung cancer is the third most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It's the number one cancer killer in the world and claims more lives than breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined.   As with many cancers, early detection is the key to survival, so we sought out the expertise of two members of the Spectrum Health Pulmonary Team, Drs. Marc McClelland and John Egan III.  Spectrum health Cancer Center continues to make advancements in the treatment of lung cancer.  They are the only health system in West Michigan to offer a lung cancer multispecialty team clinic and this past year their lung cancer screening program was named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.  The distinction recognizes that Spectrum Health is committed to best practices in quality and standards in lung cancer screening.  Patients can be referred to the screening program or self-refer at 1-855-SHCANCER.  To learn more about the lung cancer clinic or to schedule an appointment visit https://www.spectrumhealth.org/patient-care/cancer/multispecialty-teams/lung-mass-and-cancer-multispecialty-team