Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in both women and men. In women it will cause more deaths than breast and ovarian cancer combined. As with most cancers, lung cancer is curable when detected at an early stage. The problem is that the tumors often do not cause any symptoms until they have spread, either to lymph nodes or other parts of the body.
The Nebraska Medical Center is fortunate to have an entire team of physicians and nurses focused on the care of lung cancer patients. This team typically consists of a thoracic surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and pulmonologist, all with a devoted interest in the management of cancer. The team is also supported by surgical, head and neck, orthopedic and neurosurgical cancer specialists who provide additional expertise in the management of very complicated cases.
Patients receiving care at The Nebraska Medical Center may have the opportunity to participate in lung cancer clinical trials at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as part of their treatment program.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation
- Accreditation of Radiation Oncology by American College of Radiology (ACR)
- American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- Magnet Status awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Oncology Certified Nurses
- First hospital in the state to receive the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers
Make an appointment with a gastrointestinal cancer specialist by calling 800-922-0000. For clinic location and hours use the Find a Physician link.
Topics in this article include:
- Lung cancer overview
- Signs and symptoms of lung cancer
- Diagnostic tests for lung cancer
- Lung cancer risk factors
- Lung cancer treatment