Beth Israsel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth


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Lung Cancer

About Us

The Lung Cancer Program at BID-Plymouth allows people living on the South Shore and Cape Cod to receive high-quality care from experienced specialists using the latest equipment and techniques—while remaining close to their homes, work, and support systems.

BID-Plymouth is one of the first community hospitals in the country to offer low dose, non-contrast lung CT scans for patients that meet the criteria outlined in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines. Patients will be charged $250 for the screening. Currently, insurance providers are not covering this screening.

To be considered you must meet the following criteria, please consider a low dose, non-contrast lung CT:

  • Current or former smoker, age 55-74
  • At least a 30 pack year smoking history
  • If a former smoker, patient must have quit in past 15 years

For more information, please call the Cancer Center Nurse Navigator at (508) 830-2226.

For more information about the NCCN Guidelines and National Lung Screening Trial visit:

For patients requiring lung cancer treatment, we offer a multidisciplinary detection and treatment program through our Cancer Services Program. Our patients receive:

  • Experienced thoracic care for conditions of the lung, esophagus, pleura, and mediastinum
  • Highly personalized care in a convenient location
  • Comprehensive treatment option from multidisciplinary team

The right people—in the right place.
With all the right connections.

Led by Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon Francis J. Podbielski, MD, the Lung Cancer Program works in consultation with a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and PET/CT specialists.

If further treatments or consultations are indicated, they can usually be coordinated through our own specialists and physicians right at BID-Plymouth

Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth is part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals--nationally renowned center of excellence for complex care.

Meet “Dr. Pod”
Francis J. Podbielski, M.D.

Dr. Podbielski received his medical degree from Chicago’s Northwestern University after completing both B.A. and M.S. degrees at the University of Chicago. He did his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University and his general surgery residency at Columbus Hospital in Chicago.

He is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and is the author of numerous original reports, reviews and abstracts.

Dr. Podbielski received the American College of Chest Physicians, Humanitarian Service Award, along with the Felix G. Cataldo Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also the recipient of the AMA Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation

To schedule an appointment, call (508) 732 - 8390.

Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth
Cancer Services
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Medical Oncology
(508) 830-2390

Radiation Oncology
(508) 830-2575

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