A lung cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Remember, you’re not alone. At the Cancer Institute, you can expect treatment that is:
Depending on the stage of the lung cancer, your treatment might include pioneering robotic surgery, award-winning radiation therapies, or the latest forms of chemotherapy. We also offer innovative immunotherapy, which uses your own immune system to fight the cancer. In addition, your doctor considers if you would benefit from the clinical trials available. If you are eligible, you could help test the latest approaches to care.
In some cases, it’s possible to take oral medications that target specific cancer cells. Our skilled team of physicians, oncologists, and surgeons works with you to determine the right course of treatment for you.
Our advanced team of surgeons offers minimally invasive, highly effective surgery options. Two of our most innovative options include:
AHN has the only radiation oncology program in western Pennsylvania with facilities accredited by the American College of Radiology. The accreditation highlights our expertise and ensures we follow best practices for better outcomes. At the Cancer Institute, you’re receiving the highest-quality care available.
Radiation therapy uses high dose X-rays to target tumor cells. The radiation may damage normal cells during the treatment, but those healthy cells generally repair themselves and recover from treatment
Our skilled team offers several cutting-edge and minimally invasive treatment options, including stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). This technique was pioneered at AHN and has dramatically improved our ability to control tumors. SBRT is:
Our medical oncologists care for patients using techniques like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. You typically take these medicines by mouth (oral) or by vein (intravenous). Throughout your care, your physician will coordinate your medication needs. Your Navigation Team can also coordinate care and help you manage side effects.
Advanced medical oncology therapies for lung cancer include: