According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer found in both men and women. An estimated 228,000 people will be diagnosed in 2019.
UM BWMC's Lung and Thoracic Cancer Program diagnoses and treats cancers of the chest, as well as related conditions and diseases. Their multidisciplinary team, which includes surgeons, pulmonary specialists, interventional radiologists, radiation and medical oncologists, and pathologists, collaborate to manage primary and secondary thoracic malignancies.
The team diagnoses and treats cancers using a wide range of technologies and procedures. Wherever possible, surgeons will offer minimally invasive approaches, including robotic-assisted surgery, involving smaller incisions and quicker recoveries. This allows our patients to move more quickly onto coordinated follow-up treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. The program also offers screenings for those at risk for lung cancer.
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