Lungs & Respiratory Care

Published On 01/21/2013

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men, the second most common in women (after breast cancer) and is responsible for 1.3 million deaths worldwide annually. Tennessee ranks fourth in the nation for Lung & Bronchus cancer incidents in both men and women. Many thoracic cancers are tobacco-related. Every year in the U.S. over 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death.

Respiratory conditions can include a variety of problems, including colds, flu, runny noses, and coughs. There are many different respiratory disorders that require clinical care of a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed below are some common disorders:

  • Asthma
  • Croup
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Seasonal Flu

Ventilator Weaning Program

At Methodist Extended Care Hospital, the ventilator weaning program takes an aggressive, progressive approach customized for the patient. We provide individualized programs for patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders who may have artificial airways, ventilators or require extensive respiratory treatments to maintain normal breathing without mechanical support.

To find a Methodist Healthcare affiliated physician, please call 888.777.5959 or use our physician locator.