Expert Care Backed by the
Latest Medical Knowledge
Lung cancer originates
in the lungs, the organs located in the chest that control breathing. Lung
cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the U.S.,
and it often spreads without symptoms.
The most common cause
of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. However, 15 percent of people diagnosed
with lung cancer have never smoked.
disease requires the highest standard of care, with experts who specialize in
lung cancer and are committed to creating a personalized treatment plan that
works for each patient.
At UT Southwestern,
our multidisciplinary lung cancer team includes world-renowned experts, with
radiologists, cytology and pathology specialists, pulmonologists, medical and
radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pain specialists, dietitians, and
others, all located in one convenient clinic. We provide expert care for
patients with any type or stage of lung cancer, including rare forms of the
disease, such as mesothelioma.
Our lung cancer
specialists are also highly involved in research and frequently pioneer new
drug treatments that are helping to turn the tide against lung cancer. Our
program is a recipient of an NCI grant awarded to only 30 U.S. research
institutions, which allows our patients to benefit from special access to
nationwide group trials for lung cancer.
Our Services for Lung Cancer
Lung cancer requires
specialized care, so we take a different approach than other health care
providers in North Texas. Our team leverages a variety of techniques to create
an individualized treatment plan based on each patient’s needs.
First, we work to
detect and diagnose lung cancer as early as possible. We have a range of advanced
If lung cancer is
diagnosed, out team will perform additional tests to stage the cancer and
determine the best course of treatment. For each patient, our team collaborates
to create a customized plan of care that includes one or a combination of the
latest treatment options.
In addition, we
offer support services for patients and their families to help them manage
every situation they experience during their cancer treatment and after.