Total Lung Care Center
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world, and the number one cause of cancer death each year in both men and women. But it’s important to realize that a diagnosis of lung cancer is far from a death sentence. Our multidisciplinary teams of oncologists, radiologists, nurses, social workers and other health professionals have years of experience diagnosing and treating lung cancer patients, using all of the latest treatments and technologies at their disposal. And our comprehensive approach to treatment means that we don’t just focus on the cancer, we focus on the whole person—body, mind and spirit—from the time of diagnosis through survivorship.
Middlesex Hospital provides patients in our Middlesex, Shoreline, and surrounding communities access to high-quality medical and surgical oncology services, with the personal touch of a Nurse Navigator to coordinate care and guide you through your lung cancer treatment and care journey.
Lung Cancer Symptoms and Signs
Treating lung cancer in its earliest stages means you’ll have more treatment options and a better chance for survival, so it’s critical to learn how to spot the most common Symptoms & Signs.
Lung Cancer Risk Factors
Smoking is by far the number one risk factor for developing lung cancer, but there are others you should be aware of as well.
Lung Cancer Diagnosis
From simple x-rays to CT scans and biopsies, there are several different tests your doctor may use to determine whether or not you have lung cancer. Middlesex Hospital offers a low dose CT scan as part of our Lung Cancer Screening Program. If you are a provider and would like to know if your patient is eligible for this program, you will find the Lung Screening Provider Information here.
Lung Cancer Treatment
With such a wide variety and combination of treatment options available, our staff will work closely with you to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. At Middlesex Hospital, we are proud to offer the revolutionary da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, which is much less invasive, safer and more effective than traditional surgical treatments.
Lung Health Resources and Links
The Cancer Center at Middlesex Hospital offers many resources and support services to help patients and families coping with lung cancer get the information, make the connections, and find the services they need.
Lung Cancer Events and Outreach
The Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center hosts events and classes to promote wellbeing and a sense of community for patients, families, and community members connected by their experiences with cancer.