Lung cancer is a complicated disease that affects an estimated 228,190 Americans each year. At the Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center, we understand that you face emotional as well as physical challenges. Our team works closely with you, your family and your doctors to help guide you through your treatment journey.
We also offer lung cancer screening for people who are at high-risk of developing lung cancer. Screening requires a doctor’s referral and is not covered by most health insurance plans.
If you have lung cancer, we work with you closely throughout your treatment and follow-up care. We answer your questions and direct you to resources so you can make informed decisions about treatment. Our dietitians help you maintain healthy nutrition during treatment. Our rehabilitation therapists help you regain strength, reduce fatigue and speed your functional recovery.
Treatment of lung cancer has advanced significantly, and the cancer center offers state-of-the-art technology as well as personal, compassionate care. This includes:
Medical oncology, including targeted therapies that interfere with specific molecules involved in cancer growth.
Surgical oncology, using minimally invasive surgery when possible for faster recovery and less post-operative discomfort.
Symptom management and palliative care, guided by our team of nurse specialists, dietitians, counselors and physical therapists who help you manage and reduce side effects from treatment and ease the symptoms of cancer.
Nutrition services, which help reduce symptoms such as nausea or dehydration and boost your appetite and energy.
Support and counseling, including emotional counseling and referral to support groups for you and your family.
We work with you and your family to ensure you have the best possible outcome. Treatment is a journey, and we walk with you every step of the way.
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