Comprehensive care and individual treatment plans to combat lung cancer
If you are battling lung cancer, you want an entire team in your corner. You want the best approach, the latest clinical trials and experience to help create a treatment plan for you - to beat your cancer.
The team creating your individual treatment plan
The Lung Clinic at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital brings together specialists in oncology, nutrition, radiation, physical therapy and behavioral health to craft a treatment plan for you and your specific cancer. The multidisciplinary team includes experts in the fields of:
- Pulmonary medicine
- Thoracic surgery
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Thoracic radiology
Your treatment plan may involve participation in a clinical trial. 20% of patients of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Lunc Clinic participate in clinical trials - 9 times the national average of 2 - 3% - providing you access to more treatment choices. Clinical trials are very carefully planned, organized and monitored treatment plans that use the newest and most cutting edge treatments available. Most advances in lung cancer treatment are due to the results of clinical trials.
Learn more about the clinical trials Methodist Jennie Edmundson offers our patients.
Lung cancer screening and low-dose CT scans
If you have risk factors for lung cancer, such as a history of smoking, talk with your doctor about whether you should consider having a lung cancer screening. Methodist Jennie Edmundson offers lung cancer screenings, including low-dose CT scans. Low-dose CT scans (LDCT) are used to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages when it’s most treatable.
Lung cancer is often difficult to cure, especially if it has already spread outside of the lungs. Study results have shown that detecting lung cancer in the earliest stages through screenings has dramatically improved the survival rates.
If you have risk factors for lung cancer, such as a history of smoking, talk with your doctor about whether you should consider using this test. Learn more about low-dose CT scans and lung cancer screening.
The Lung and Pulmonary services available through Methodist Jennie Edmundson include screening, prevention, clinical trials and advanced treatment.