Lung Cancer Care
At Beacon Health System, we’ve streamlined the process for lung cancer care. At many other hospitals, you may have to wait more than two weeks after you’re diagnosed to begin treatment. At Beacon, we’ll get your treatment started quickly – usually two to three days from your diagnosis.
What is Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in both men and women. It starts in the lungs and usually doesn’t cause symptoms in early stages. While a high number of lung cancer cases happen in current or former smokers, you can still develop the disease even if you’ve never smoked. If you’re a smoker or have a family history of lung cancer, you have an increased risk of developing the condition. Talk to your doctor to find out if lung cancer screening is right for you.
Lung Cancer Treatments
We treat all types and stages of lung cancer and other cancers in the chest. If you’re at high risk or think you may have lung cancer, we offer accurate diagnosis, second opinions and expert treatment. Treatment for lung cancer usually includes some combination of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Why Choose Beacon?
Most hospitals use a team of specialists to deliver lung cancer care. Unfortunately, that often means you need to schedule separate appointments to meet with all of those doctors, which can take days and sometimes weeks to plan. At Beacon, you’ll see a team of specialists in one office visit so that you can begin your treatment right away.
Once you’re diagnosed, your team reviews all of your test results and works together to develop a treatment plan that is best for you. You’ll then go in for one appointment at one location and have conversations with each individual specialist. During this consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your questions and concerns and talk about your care. Follow-up appointments are scheduled the same day so you can get started on treatment.