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MedStar Health Cancer Network - Lung Cancer

Posted at 2:32 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 14:32:12-05

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, making up almost 25% of all cancer deaths. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.

The team at MedStar Health Cancer Network at MedStar Franklin Square offer comprehensive treatment options as well as clinical trials. The common treatment option for lung cancer is chemotherapy and radiation. If those are well tolerated, patients like John Sauer may be candidates for trials. COAST was a recent clinical trial for patients whose cancer is in the "grey zone" - that is past the operation stage, but has not yet spread to the body. This trial focused on immunotherapy, which uses the patients own immune system to fight the cancer.

Doctors view immunotherapy as the future of cancer treatments. You can learn more during the MedStar Health Cancer Network House Calls event tonight on WMAR. Call 410-671-0702 between 4:30 - 6:30 to speak with a medical professional.

Learn more here.