Lung Cancer

The lung cancer team at the Siteman Cancer Center provides nationally recognized expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and other chest cancers. Our physicians treat approximately 900 new lung cancer cases each year – far more than other facilities in the region. Our programs (pulmonary medicine and cancer therapy) are ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This experience in the treatment of chest cancers means we are able to offer the latest in diagnostic tests and cutting-edge treatments.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States; deaths that could potentially be prevented by early detection. Learn more about our lung cancer screening program.

Our approach

Patients who come to the Siteman Cancer Center for treatment of lung cancer are seen by a team of Washington University Physicians – surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who only treat lung and esophageal cancers, often during the same visit.

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Lung cancer screening

Lung cancer often doesn’t cause symptoms, which makes regular screenings (if you’re eligible) vitally important. It also increases the likelihood of catching lung cancer in its earlier and more treatable stages.

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Treatments

There are different types of lung cancer treatments depending on the type and stage of the cancer and the person’s overall health.

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