Advanced thoracic and lung cancer care
A lung cancer diagnosis can be a stressful and challenging moment in your life. If you’re facing lung, esophageal, mesothelioma or thymoma cancer, you want to ensure you have a team of specially trained experts by your side. Novant Health Cancer Care brings together physicians, nurses, clinicians and support teams that give you answers, leading-edge treatments and real hope.
Catching signs of lung disease and cancer in the early stages greatly increases the opportunity to treat smaller tumors rather than waiting to treat advanced disease. You may qualify to participate in our Lung Cancer Early Detection Clinical Trial.
Your team of specialists focuses on you and your treatment
We have a team of experts who will customize your lung cancer care based on your individual diagnosis. The dedicated professionals that will work closely with you include experts from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, nutrition, patient navigation, clinical research, psychosocial support services and symptom management.
Multidisciplinary lung cancer clinic
Some of our Novant Health Cancer Care facilities offer a Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic, which provides a unique opportunity to receive a second opinion on your lung cancer diagnosis. During this process, our team of specialists will work together to review your case. They will discuss the best treatment options for your particular cancer. From there, you will receive an individualized treatment plan recommendation.
Cancer patient navigators help you through your treatment
During your treatment, our cancer patient navigators will be your direct support contact. Patient navigators are nurses who have been specially trained in cancer. They are here to help you, your family and friends through every step of your treatment. Patient navigators are available to any cancer patient, regardless of diagnosis.
Specialized care for inpatient treatment
In the event your treatment requires an overnight stay, our hospitals with inpatient oncology units can provide you with the expert care, support and amenities you need when you need them.
Clinical trials offer treatments not widely available
We participate in national and international clinical research trials, which provides you with opportunities to receive cancer treatments not widely available elsewhere.
Cancer support for you and your family
Facing a lung cancer diagnosis can be a challenging time in your and your family’s life. At Novant Health Cancer Care, we offer support services like counseling, support groups, financial resource guidance, case management and educational seminars to help deal with the emotional, mental and finical aspects of your diagnosis.
Symptom management to improve your quality of life
At Novant Health, part of your lung cancer treatment is helping you manage the physical side effects of the disease as well as its treatment. We offer nutrition counseling, yoga, massage and exercise programs led by cancer experts specially-trained to improve your symptoms during your treatment and recovery.