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A New Dimension of Care: Advancements in Lung Cancer Diagnosis

dr clifford courvilleIn the past, to effectively diagnose most lung lesions, doctors had to rely on traditional bronchoscopy or a needle biopsy, which may result in a collapsed lung. Some patients even had to undergo traditional open surgery, which requires a large incision, broken ribs and a long recovery time just to find out if the lesion was cancerous or not.

But now, as part of the Lake Charles Memorial Cancer Center comprehensive lung health program, patients have the option of a minimally invasive procedure, which can aid in earlier diagnosis of lung lesions, so those with cancer can get treated as soon as possible and patients with benign conditions can potentially
avoid surgery.

These Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy™ procedures, also known as ENB™ procedures, which are performed with a device known as the superDimension™ navigation system with LungGPS™ technology, allow the physician to navigate and access difficult-to-reach areas of the lung from the inside. To learn more about this procedure and other ways to get screened for lung cancer, please join Clifford Courville, MD, for his lecture A New Dimension of Care: Advancements in Lung Cancer Diagnosis.

Dr. Courville graduated from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he received many awards for his outstanding performance, including the John B. Bobear Pulmonary Award, the ACP Internal Medicine Award of Excellence and the Richard M. Padison, MD Award for Physician’s Physician. He then completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also obtained a fellowship in pulmonology and once
again received several awards including Best Teaching Intern and Best Teaching Resident.

A New Dimension of Care is a free seminar being held on Friday, August 31 at the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Shearman Conference Center on Oak Park Boulevard at 12 noon. A light lunch is provided. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Visit or call (337) 494-2936 to reserve your seat. Can’t make it? Watch us LIVE at