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A Team Approach to Lung Cancer Care

At Lancaster General Health, we believe a team approach is the key to accurate diagnosis and successful treatment of lung cancer.

Specialists at our Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute collaborate with experts from Penn Medicine in Philadelphia to offer you a full range of personalized, advanced treatment options. We incorporate surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy to deliver integrated treatments 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 had a cough that just wouldn't quit. Thankfully, neither would my team at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center."

- Ted Fitzgerald | Lung Cancer Survivor

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Cutting Edge, Compassionate Care

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. We’re here to help you through the journey, offering comprehensive lung cancer care in an environment designed for healing…treating the mind, body and spirit:

  • Lung cancer CT screening for current and former smokers
  • Chemotherapy, biological therapies (including immunotherapy), and targeted molecular therapies
  • Radiation therapies including CyberKnife®, TrueBeam™, TomoTherapy®
  • Motion tracking and respiratory gaiting that direct more radiation to the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue
  • Navigational GPS bronchoscopy
  • Thoracic surgery expertise for complex care
  • A multidisciplinary care team (chest tumor board) that meets weekly to review patient cases and develop recommendations
  • A team of lung cancer specialists, including a dedicated nurse navigator
  • Supportive services and survivorship programs
  • Oncology clinical trials at Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute and Penn Medicine

As part of Penn Medicine, our patients have access to advanced therapies at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, including:

  • Lung-sparing surgery and other advanced surgical options such as precision surgery, sleeve resection and laser surgery
  • Proton therapy at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center
  • Personalized treatment plans for each lung cancer patient. This includes genomic testing with Penn’s Center for Personalized Diagnostics (CPD) which allows your medical team to precisely deliver the right treatment, to the right person, at the right time.

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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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Cutting-edge Technology

We offer the latest advanced treatments for lung cancer, including Proton Therapy at Penn Medicine. 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.

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A Dedicated Nurse Navigator

A nurse navigator with special expertise in lung cancer will guide you through your diagnosis and treatment, coordinating care, helping your sort through complex information, and connecting you with community resources.

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Advanced Thoracic Surgery Team

Our highly skilled surgeons worked closely with your referring doctor and our Penn Medicine colleagues to offer you advanced levels of care.

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Clinical Trials

Because of clinical trials, at both the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute and Penn Medicine, patients are benefitting from breakthrough therapies and treatment for lung cancer.

Know Your Risks. Understand Your Options.

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. When detected early, it is also one of the most treatable types of cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s more important than ever to ask the right questions. Access these resources to determine your risks, understand your options and make an informed decision about your treatment.

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Lung Screening Assessment

Take our Lung Screening Assessment to determine if you or a loved one is an appropriate candidate for Low-Dose CT lung screenings. Our program is recommended for adults ages 55-77 with a 30-pack-year history of smoking and no history of lung cancer.

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Lung Cancer Patient Guide

Today, there’s more hope than ever for those facing lung cancer. Some advanced options can result in speedier recovery, fewer side effects and better long-term outcomes. Download the Learning About Lung Cancer Patient Guide and learn more about your options.

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Request an appointment to see one of our lung cancer experts. Just fill out a simple form and a representative will call you back to schedule an appointment.

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