Fox Chase is Among the Best Lung Cancer Treatment Centers
As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center,
the specialists at Philadelphia's Fox Chase Cancer Center
are among the nation's best,
offering treatment for lung cancer,
including complex cases,
cancer recurrence (the cancer coming back),
and inoperable lung cancer.
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Determining the precise stage of your lung cancer is critical to planning the most effective treatment.
Our multidisciplinary team of care providers will help you throughout the whole process of treatment.
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Lung Screening / Early Detection
New! Low-Dose CT Scan Screening Service
for Lung Cancer
For individuals at high-risk for lung cancer, Fox Chase Cancer Center offers lung cancer screening to detect the signs of lung cancer. New technology allows less invasive diagnostic lung procedures. Read More »
Patient Care Team
Your patient care is provided by a multispecialty team:
Caryn M. Vadseth, RN, BSN, OCN
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With an expanded patient navigation program, patients who become part of Fox Chase Cancer Center lung cancer treatment are offered individualized, compassionate care with a focus on wellness, stress reduction and quality of life and access to our full scope of research opportunities.
Meet Nurse Navigator Caryn M. Vadseth, RN, BSN.
Depending on your type of lung cancer, treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Fox Chase offers patients a personalized approach including molecular testing for decision making. Read More »
Radiation Treatment for Lung Cancer
Our physicians offer you the latest advancements in radiation treatment including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Read More »
Surgical Options Available at Fox Chase
Not all patients with lung cancer are candidates for surgery. However, for those who are appropriate, there are several options, such as Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy. Fox Chase surgeons, Walter J Scott, MD, FACS and Prashant Shah, MD, are some of the area's most experienced surgeons in the use of VATS for lobectomy to treat lung cancer.
At Fox Chase, we've built our lung cancer program on years of translational science and clinical research. Clinical trials are available for early-stage, locally advanced and metastatic (disease that has spread) types of non-small-cell lung cancer and small-cell lung cancer, as well as for patients with multiple primary sites and those with marginal pulmonary function.
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Following successful treatment for lung cancer, Fox Chase patients may be seen by an Advance Practice Clinician in the Survivor Clinic.
Cancer risk assessment looks at your personal and possible inherited genetic factors that may put you at higher possibility for getting cancer. Read More »
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Connect with a cancer education specialist for answers to your cancer-related questions.
Together Facing Lung Cancer
An event designed to help patients and caregivers find emotional support and information as they face lung cancer and its treatments.
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