It takes a coordinated effort across several different medical specialties to give you the best chance of fighting your lung cancer, and surviving long-term with the best quality of life.
These medical experts at the core of each program at Halvorson Cancer Center use state-of-the-art diagnostics and advanced treatment technologies.
Our lung cancer team includes specialists in pulmonary medicine, which focuses on the health of the respiratory system:
Medical oncologists have special training in treating lung cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy.
A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has lung cancer.
Our medical oncologists are:
If radiation therapy is part of your lung cancer treatment, you'll be in the care of our radiation oncologists:
EvergreenHealth also offers the expertise of interventional radiologists: a radiology specialty which provides minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including cancer:
If your lung cancer team decides surgery is necessary as part of your cancer diagnosis and treatment, our surgeons include:
Two specialists in palliative care will help treat and manage your pain:
Having a team of experts from so many specialties on your side means all of your doctors are on the same page.
This is critical when it comes to coordinating complex treatments involving multiple therapies.
W're proud that our lung cancer team includes physicians who have been recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for their expertise, innovation, and compassion, to give you the best care and outcomes possible.