If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s normal to feel worried and full of questions. At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center we understand what a cancer diagnosis can mean for you and your family, and we know what kind of help you need to face it head on.
We provide state-of-the-art medical care, emotional support and access to resources that can make life easier for you, regardless of the stage of your cancer or your prognosis.
We evaluate your needs, personalize a treatment plan and stay by your side throughout your cancer journey. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, have had cancer return or are looking for a second opinion, we’re ready to help.
We treat all types of lung cancer, including:
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Adenocarcinoma in situ
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Large cell carcinoma
- Small cell lung cancer
- Other lung tumors
- Lung carcinoid tumors
Treatment is tailored to the type of lung cancer you have and how advanced it is. We also consider certain characteristics of the cancer, as well as your overall health and personal preferences.
Treatments and services we offer include:
- Endobronchial ultrasound
- External beam radiation
- High-dose radiation
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy
- Palliative care
- Photodynamic therapy
- Spiritual care
- Targeted chemotherapy medication
For those who are at risk for lung cancer, we offer lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan. This may be an option for you if you:
- Are a current or former smoker
- Are age 55 to 75
- Have a smoking history of 30 pack-years (smoking one pack a day for 30 years, or two packs a day for 15 years)
Speak with your doctor for more information.
Smoking is one of the main causes of lung cancer, but it’s never too late to quit. Providence offers a number of resources to help, including educational materials, health coaches and our free four-week tobacco cessation program.
Specialists who may be involved in your lung cancer care include:
- Interventional pulmonologists
- Medical oncologists
- Palliative care specialists
- Radiation oncologists
- Radiation therapists
- Social workers
- Thoracic surgeons