Lung Cancer Care at Providence Mission Hospital

When you’re our patient, we don't just treat your lung cancer – we treat you. You receive whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit, all in a serene setting in one location. We are at the forefront of innovation, constantly improving outcomes and learning how to provide even better care for our patients.

2252.3 miles away

Lung Cancer Care at Providence Mission Hospital

When you’re our patient, we don't just treat your lung cancer – we treat you. You receive whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit, all in a serene setting in one location. We are at the forefront of innovation, constantly improving outcomes and learning how to provide even better care for our patients.

2252.3 miles away

About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a type of thoracic cancer that begins in the lungs. It is often caused by exposure to tobacco, though there are rising numbers of patients being diagnosed with lung cancer who have never smoked or been exposed to secondhand smoke.

Our expert oncology team uses the most effective, leading-edge therapies to treat patients with lung cancer and its related conditions, including:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Pleural effusion
  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Thymic cancers

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Testing and Diagnostics

Your doctors use many diagnostic and prognostic tools to learn which therapies work best to treat your cancer. Taking into account factors specific to your case, like cancer type and the genetic or molecular profile of the tumor, these tools may include one or more of the following:

  • Gene expression assay
  • Genomic tumor profiling (ALK, BRAF, EGFR, MET, NTRK 1/2/3, KRAS, RET, ROS)
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • PET/CT scan

Why Choose Us for Your Lung Cancer Care?

As our patient, you have access to the best specialists and a full range of support services for you and your loved ones, all under one roof. We’re able to minimize the time between your diagnosis and treatment with coordinated, whole-person care that always puts you first.

Your personalized treatment plan depends on unique factors, from your diagnosis to your personal preferences. Your local oncologists meet regularly with other regional experts to discuss your case. These multidisciplinary tumor boards help us ensure you’re getting the very best treatment, so you don’t have to visit another doctor or specialist yourself.

One thing most patients can count on is that cancer care takes a team! Your multidisciplinary team may include board-certified medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and thoracic surgeons. They use the most advanced techniques to diagnose and treat your lung cancer. One such radiation treatment uses BrainLab ExacTrac Dynamic, which is more accurate and precise than other radiation delivery methods. Our care teams also use MONARCH robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, which helps diagnose lung cancer earlier.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence Mission Hospital, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best care. As part of this commitment, we offer the Providence Mission Hospital Fund. This fund helps patients with expenses that are not covered by insurance, such as transportation to treatments or grocery gift cards to help provide nutritious meals.

We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you’re at.

We are part of the Providence Cancer Institute in Orange County, which features world-class oncologists in four hospitals. As our patient, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. This means that your local cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of our network is one of the reasons more than 8,500 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence Cancer Institute in Orange County each year.

Providence is known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking advanced therapies to treat their lung cancer. Our lung cancer team is currently taking part in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Empathetic Communication Study. The study encourages more compassionate communication with patients to help reduce possible feelings of shame around a lung cancer diagnosis.

We also partner with the Providence Research Center and other cancer research organizations. As our patient, you can participate in one of our many clinical trials. These include FDA-regulated trials to develop new cancer therapies.

Awards and Accreditations

We are proud to see our dedication to our patients recognized by the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States. Providence Mission Hospital has achieved the following recognitions:

Supporting Our Cancer Patients

Part of treating your illness means supporting and empowering you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit. We provide you with a wide range of support services beyond conventional treatment to help you and your loved ones through your treatment journey as comfortably as possible. Depending on your personal needs, this may include one or more of the following:

  • Beauty services
  • Chapel
  • Chaplain services
  • Counseling
  • Genetic counseling
  • Interpreter services
  • Lymphedema specialists
  • Nurse navigation, multiple languages
  • Meditation garden
  • Multidisciplinary tumor conference
  • Online library of patient education and videos
  • Outpatient services
  • Pain management
  • Patient assistance fund
  • Physical rehabilitation program
  • Spiritual care
  • Support groups
  • Transportation services
  • Women’s health services
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The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we’re with our patients every step of the way. We’ve integrated three nationally accredited cancer programs – Mission, St. Joseph and St. Jude – to provide you with:

  • Board-certified cancer specialists who collaborate across locations to provide convenient, connected care close to your home or work.
  • Innovative screening that can detect more than 50 types of cancer through a single blood draw.
  • Patient navigators for each cancer type who will help you manage your treatment and find the resources you need.

Learn More About the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

Find Clinical Trials

Are you looking for a clinical trial for yourself or for a patient? We’d love to help you find one!

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