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