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Methodist Jennie Edmundson Pulmonologist Discusses New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Published: March 22, 2021

Methodist Health System officials and oncologists at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs — long a leader in the early detection of lung cancer — are hoping new federal guidelines will result in earlier detection and the increased probability of positive treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients.

Methodist Health System was the first in the region to offer low-dose CT scanning as a tool in the early detection of lung cancer beginning in 2001. In the last 20 years, Methodist has performed more than 2,000 low-dose CT lung cancer screenings.

Dr. Sumit Mukherjee, a pulmonologist with the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Thoracic Oncology Clinic, spoke to The Daily Nonpareil about the changes to the guidelines and his hopes of earlier lung cancer detection in more patients. 

The Daily Nonpareil: Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital sees potential for lung cancer screening changes