Overview of Lung Cancer
Lung cancer usually starts in the lining of the bronchi when cells in the tissue begin to grow rapidly. This can also start in other areas of the lungs, such as the bronchioles or alveoli. This is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.
Lung Cancer Treatment
A diagnosis of lung cancer can be overwhelming, but there's hope for treating lung cancer. Advancements in surgical techniques and radiation oncology, as well as in targeted therapies, are lending promise to the future.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of lung cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
Lung Cancer Screening
A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute proved that screening people at high risk of lung cancer with low-dose CT scans reduced mortality from lung cancer by 20 percent. Our lung cancer screening program offers those at high risk of lung cancer the opportunity to screen and diagnose lung cancer before symptoms develop through use of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan.
Find out if you're a candidate for lung cancer screening.
Specialized Centers for Lung Cancer Care
The Chest Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is the only program of its kind in North Texas. The specialists at the center use advanced techniques to provide expert care for lung cancer.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team of lung cancer experts from the specialties involved in your care – medical and radiation oncologists, thoracic surgical oncologists, pulmonologists on the medical staff and more.
The Chest Mass Clinic, located on the campus of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving, expedites the diagnostic process for abnormal chest X-rays and CT scans.