More Advanced Options For Lung Cancer

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More Advanced Options For Lung Cancer

At the Abramson Cancer Center, we provide a thorough evaluation for an accurate diagnosis of lung cancer and offer you a full range of personalized and advanced treatment options.

Our comprehensive team of lung cancer experts incorporate surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy to deliver integrated medicine for complex management of lung cancer including:

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Large-cell (undifferentiated) carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Small cell carcinoma (oat cell cancer)
  • Non-small cell carcinoma (NSCLC)
  • Combined small cell carcinoma

“I feel like I am a miraculous woman. I’m not in remission. I am 100 percent cancer-free.”

- Francie Howat | Lung cancer survivor

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Advancing Lung Cancer Treatment

Personalized Treatment Plans for Each Lung Cancer Patient

Lung cancer specialists at Penn Medicine develop personalized treatment plans that often include a combination of therapies designed to meet the specific needs of each patient.

Treatments for lung cancer at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center include:

  • Lung-sparing surgery and other advanced surgical options such as precision surgery, sleeve resection and laser surgery
  • Radiation therapies including CyberKnife® and Proton therapy at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center
  • Chemotherapy and biological therapies, including immunotherapy, and targeted molecular therapies
  • Clinical trials of the very latest treatments for lung cancer
  • Personalized treatment plans for each lung cancer patient

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Same–Day Appointments Available for New Patients

Penn Thoracic Oncology now offers new patient appointments within one business day. Quick, convenient access to lung cancer experts is available at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Proton Therapy

Proton therapy uses beams of protons that are precisely directed at a lung tumor. The precision of proton therapy limits the radiation exposure of normal tissues while allowing a higher dose to be delivered to the tumor in the lung.



Specialists at the Abramson Cancer Center are using immunotherapy which stimulates the body’s immune system to treat cancer.

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Precision Surgery

A promising new investigational technique to help surgeons see the entire tumor, and detect cancer cells that could be missed during surgery, is being tested at Penn Medicine's Center for Precision Surgery.

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Understand Your Options

You may have just found out that you or a loved one has lung cancer, or you may already be in treatment. Some advanced options can result in speedier recovery, fewer side effects and better long-term outcomes. That’s why it’s more important than ever to ask the right questions.

Please complete our secure online form to download the Learning About Lung Cancer Patient Guide and make an informed decision about your treatment.

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