Lung & Respiratory Care Success Stories

A Breath of Fresh Air

Low-dose CT lung screening saves tens of thousands of lives each year. As a Screening Center of Excellence, Orange Coast Memorial continues its commitment to helping more patients beat this deadly disease.
Lung cancer accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths – not because it’s the most prevalent cancer, but because it has historically been so difficult to detect in its earliest, most-treatable stages. Two-dimensional chest X-rays aren’t sensitive enough to detect tiny nodules and traditional Computerized Topography (CT) exposes patients to higher levels of radiation.

Hook, Line and Tackling Lung Cancer

The last thing that Burton Wilkins remembers before drifting off to sleep in Orange Coast Memorial’s operating room was asking to see the robot.

Enjoying Every Breath

After 15 days in the hospital, Liz was able to go home, and soon began a nine-week outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program at Saddleback Memorial to learn to manage her condition.