Doctor performing a lung cancer screening.

Lung cancer

Count on ProHealth Care for comprehensive lung cancer care in line with national standards. Benefit from the latest treatments delivered by experts dedicated to your well-being.

Multidisciplinary approach

Look to your multidisciplinary cancer care team for coordinated care tailored to you. Your lung cancer team includes doctors who specialize in treating lung disease, such as pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons.

Lung cancer treatments

Access a full range of lung cancer treatment options, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy – Increases your body’s own immune response to cancer
  • Precision medicine and targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy and radiosurgery
  • Surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery

Minimally invasive procedures

Whenever possible, your thoracic surgeon uses minimally invasive approaches to diagnose and treat lung cancer. That means you may benefit from smaller scars, less pain and a quicker recovery. Trust a team with experience in:

  • CT-guided needle biopsy – Uses CT imaging to guide a needle into your lung to remove cells for examination.
  • Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) – Uses electromagnetic navigation (similar to GPS technology) and real-time CT imaging to guide a thin flexible tube called a scope to a specific area of your lung to remove tissue samples or place markers for radiation therapy.
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) – Guides a bronchoscope (a thin, flexible tube) with an ultrasound on the end through your mouth and windpipe to get pictures of your lungs and take tissue samples.
  • Robotic-assisted lobectomy – Removes a lobe, or section, of your lung.
  • Robotic-assisted wedge resection – Removes a tumor and a small section of your lung.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) – Uses a tiny camera and surgical tools to examine the outside of your lungs and chest wall or treat lung cancer.

Lung cancer clinical trials

ProHealth Care participates in clinical trials for lung cancer. Ask your doctor if any of our current clinical trials may be right for you.

Support services

Take advantage of a wide range of wellness and support services for cancer patients and their families.

Upcoming events

  • May
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Over the course of two weeks, beginning May 17, learn about community resources in Waukesha County through a series of daily e-newsletters.
  • May
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Taking care of someone with cancer involves new responsibilities and challenges. Worrying about your loved one and the future can be stressful. This group provides the opportunity to share and connect with other people who can relate to your experience.
  • May
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Did you know you can use the library anytime, anywhere, even from the comfort of your own home? This program will give you a fresh perspective of what your local libraries offer.

Contact us

Call 262-696-0909 to make an appointment or learn more about the UW Health Cancer Center at ProHealth Care.

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