Lung Cancer Treatment
Request a lung cancer treatment consultation by contacting us online, or call us at Thoracic Services at 914.666.1766.
What is Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is a malignant cancer and one of the most common cancers among men and women. Lung cancer is associated with smoking and other environmental exposures. When the lung cancer is confined to the lung, surgery may be an option.
Once symptoms have begun, lung cancer is much harder to treat. For this reason, being screened for lung cancer with a low dose CT (LDCT) scan is vital.
LDCT can detect lung cancer before symptoms have begun and when the stage of cancer is more treatable.
For those at high risk for lung cancer, it is important to be screened with LDCT. Are you at high risk? Take this risk self-assessment online to see if you should have a LDCT screening.
Getting the Right Diagnosis for Lung Cancer
Patients at Northern Westchester Hospital have access to the most sophisticated lung scanning technology to diagnose lung nodules and accurately stage lung cancer. This includes:
- 64-slice high-speed PET/CT scans
- Navigational bronchoscopy
- Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), another newer diagnostic technique, is a minimally invasive procedure on an outpatient basis
Lung Cancer Surgery
When lung cancer is operable, a thoracic surgeon will perform a lobectomy to remove the cancerous tissue. In a lobectomy, from one third (1/3) to one half (1/2) of the lung is removed.. Your lung surgeon may recommend minimally invasive lobectomy with the da Vinci robot. Using the da Vinci Surgical System®, your lung surgeon uses smaller instruments with more precision and enhanced visualization of the surgical area. The smaller incisions means less blood loss for the patient, less scarring, and quicker recovery from lung surgery.
Non-surgical Treatment for Lung Cancer
Your thoracic surgeon at Northern Westchester Hospital is a leader in robot surgery, and performed the first lung lobectomy in the nation with the da Vinci Xi system.
Whether surgery is recommended or not, patients diagnosed with esophageal cancer may receive esophageal cancer treatment at the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center. Radiation therapy and / or chemotherapy for esophageal cancer may be recommended. Chemotherapy is provided at the Laurie Bass Sklaver Infusion Center. The Suite is a soothing environment where compassionate care is proved by chemotherapy-certified registered nurses who help to educate their patients and provide supportive care.
Patients have access to holistic therapies of the Bruce and Andrea Yablon Health and Wellness Program, offering integrative medicine by specially trained nurses.
Contact us to learn more about treatment for lung cancer at 914.666.1766.