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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

When you’re diagnosed with lung cancer, turn to Cone Health Cancer Center for advanced care in a comfortable community hospital setting.

Experience & Expertise

Trust the experience of one of the largest lung cancer programs in North Carolina.

Each year, we help more than 400 people fight lung cancer, making it the second most-commonly diagnosed and treated cancer at Cone Health. The foundation of Cone Health’s multidisciplinary team is the knowledge that early detection and early treatment is the best approach to care. So we ensure our patients have the important benefit that only this team can offer. These efforts have positively impacted our patient’s quality of life and improved overall survival.

Coordinated Care

Stay close to home while receiving coordinated, comprehensive care from a team of specialists, including medical and radiation oncologist as well as pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons. At Cone Health Cancer Center in Greensboro, you’ll appreciate the specialized guidance of your health care team dedicated to working with patients and families experiencing lung and other chest cancers.

Lung Care Alliance Team in Greensboro

Lung Care Alliance Team in Burlington

Medical Oncologist

Pulmonologists

Radiation

Thoracic Surgery

Nurse Navigation

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Accredited Lung Cancer Screening

If you smoke or used to smoke, a simple imaging test at Cone Health may help your doctor detect lung cancer early—when it’s easier to treat. Learn about our low-dose CT lung cancer screening program.

Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery

Minimally invasive lung surgery is called the Video Assisted Thoracoscopy Surgery (VATS). This technique uses small incisions to guide advanced instrumentation through the chest. Thoracic surgeons are able to visualize and take out abnormal lung tissue.

With this advanced, minimally invasive procedure, you’ll experience less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a reduced risk of complications compared with traditional diagnostic surgery. The procedure also helps your doctor make a more precise diagnosis, so you receive the treatment that’s right for you.

Your Lung Cancer Treatment Plan

Partner with your care team to create a treatment plan that fits your needs. Your lung cancer care treatment may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy, including brachytherapy or radiosurgery
  • Immunotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Target Therapy

Learn more about cancer treatments at Cone Health Cancer Center.

Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

If you choose to participate in a clinical trial, you may benefit from new treatments or tests not yet widely available. Explore our clinical trials for cancer or ask your doctor for more information about studies you may be eligible for.

Support & Survivorship

Lean on Cone Health for resources, education and support and throughout your cancer journey. Explore support and wellness services for patients and families.

Stop Lung Cancer Early

Lung Cancer Screening can save a life. It could be yours or someone’s you love. Learn about our low-dose CT lung cancer screening program.

Schedule An Appointment

For exceptional cancer care close to home, call Cone Health Cancer Center at 866-822-8740.

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