Lung Cancer Treatment at Jefferson
Lung cancer can present as a lump, a mass or a nodule on a chest X-ray. Sometimes these can be detected incidentally on an X-ray. Jefferson's Lung Nodule Clinic is a unique program that systematically evaluates, manages and diagnoses patients with shadows on the X-ray.
If you are at high risk of lung cancer, Jefferson also offers state-of-the-art screening methods such as the use of low-dose CT of the chest (LDCT) through our multidisciplinary program. Recent studies suggest that screening can improve survival from early detection of lung cancer by as much as 20 percent. Early detection and diagnosis is exceptionally important for good outcomes.
If you are diagnosed with lung cancer, the experienced team of Jefferson's Thoracic Oncology Program can carefully guide you through available treatment options that address all your medical, emotional and spiritual needs. One of only a few programs in the U.S. providing such an advanced level of lung cancer treatment and research, our Program brings together Jefferson specialists with extensive expertise in treating lung cancer to address every aspect of your care.
Rated among the best hospitals in the nation for Cancer, according to U.S.News & World Report, you will be continually evaluated from diagnosis through your entire course of treatment by a team of specialists that, depending on your needs, may include pulmonologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, gastroenterologists, complementary medicine specialists and support program facilitators.
Support Programs for Your Needs
Through the Pulmonary and Critical
Care Medicine Division and the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, we can
also provide you and your family a support network that includes
specially trained nurses, educators, fellow patients and cancer
Among the wide variety of support programs offered at
Jefferson is our Buddy Program, which matches cancer patients with
trained volunteer cancer survivors who have been through treatment
themselves. These volunteers provide one-on-one support either over the
telephone or on-site in the waiting area at the Bodine Center for
Radiation Therapy/Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
You can also access
services to meet your emotional and psychological needs during your
course of treatment through the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for