Early detection is the key to diagnosing, and treating any complex form of cancer.
That's why officials at Fairmont General Hospital are making the push to bring Navigational Bronchoscopy Technology to Marion County.
This life saving technology will allow doctors to treat masses in your lungs, and at the same time detect tumors, and diagnose lung cancer.
As of now, the Fairmont general foundation only has to raise $50,000 dollars to buy the equipment.
Since our state has one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the U.S, this technology will be a huge step in saving lives through early detection.
"Generally the device goes into the lung, and seeks out areas where their could potentially be a tumor. In a normal circumstance you wouldn't be able to get as deep, you wouldn't be able to see as accurately." said Nick Fantasia, Vice Chairman of the Fairmont General Hospital Board of Directors.
For more information on the Fairmont General Hospital Foundation, or visit foundation.fghi.com or (304) 367-7168