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We provide care in three easily-accessible locations across the Rio Grande Valley.


1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000


Lung Cancer

As the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, lung cancer is a serious illness that can lead to shortness of breath, discomfort breathing, and difficulty getting air into the lungs. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined.

The risk of lung cancer increases with the length of time and number of cigarettes you’ve smoked. If you quit smoking, even after smoking for many years, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing lung cancer.

The Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley was created to help people like you breathe easier.

How Do You Know if You Have Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is usually diagnosed through the use of a number of tests. These tests are usually ordered for patients who have symptoms of this disease, but may also be ordered for individuals who are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer.

Tests you may undergo include imaging tests, such as CT scans; sputum cytology to look for cancer cells in your sputum, and a biopsy of any abnormal tissue in your lungs.

If you are diagnosed with lung cancer, you may also undergo additional tests to determine the extent of your cancer. These staging tests may include a CT scan, PET scan, MRI, or bone test.

Lung Cancer Treatment

At the Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley, our specialists do not focus on curing your lung cancer. Instead, we implement a number of treatments to help you breathe easier. We can work with you to determine the best treatments for your particular situation, ensuring more comfortable and effective breathing as you deal with your lung cancer.