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Genesis First in the Region to Offer Minimally Invasive, Robotic-Assisted Lung Biopsy for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

December 21st, 2022

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death, largely because it often goes undiagnosed until the disease has advanced and is more difficult to cure. Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, is the first in the Quad-Cities region to offer Ion by Intuitive, a robotic-assisted platform for minimally invasive lung biopsies that enables doctors to more easily obtain tissue samples for early detection and staging of lung cancer. Diagnosing lung cancer often requires a biopsy of lung nodules, most of which are located in the outer third of the lung. This area of the lung is full of tight spaces and... Read More

Genesis, U.S. Government Expand Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility

March 12th, 2021
Genesis, U.S. Government Expand Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week announced updated recommendations defining who should be screened for lung cancer, doubling the number of eligible Americans to approximately 15 million. The new guidelines decrease the age and pack year requirements, recommending individuals who meet the below requirements be screened annually: Are 50-80 years old, AND Have at least a 20 pack year smoking history, AND Are currently smoking or have quit within the last 15 years Genesis Pulmonology Associates and Silvis Pulmonology are offering the recommended low-dose computed tomography... Read More