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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. We are committed to raising awareness about a low-dose CT lung screening that can detect this disease early. With a team approach to care, Carle Cancer Institute experts develop an individualized plan of treatment for your lung cancer care.
Carle Cancer Institute is the premier cancer treatment and support center in east central Illinois, offering more resources to help patients in the fight against cancer. With the area's largest and most specialized team of fellowship trained oncologists, surgeons and staff, patients get in for diagnosis and start treatment as soon as possible.FIND A DOCTOR VISIT INSTITUTE
Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Our care team includes experts in:
We create an individualized treatment depending upon:
Lung/Thoracic Cancer Treatment Options
At Carle Cancer Institute, the latest state-of-the-art treatments and technologies are available to you. It’s important to remember that different cancers require different treatments based on a variety of factors. For this reason, your treatment plan will be designed to meet the needs and requirements of your specific form of cancer.
Chemotherapy for lung cancer can be given orally or intravenously. By far, the most common method of administration is directly into the bloodstream. The drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach all parts of the body. Chemotherapy is usually given in cycles. Periods of chemotherapy treatment are alternated with rest periods when no chemotherapy is given.
Radiation oncology aims to reduce tumors by creating chemical changes within cancer cells. Because it is highly localized, radiation therapy produces limited side effects and is one of the most precise treatment options available. Radiation therapy may be delivered in one of the following forms:
Types of Lung Cancer Surgery
Surgery may be an option for lung cancer depending on the stage, type of lung cancer and your health status. Many tests should be performed by your physician before deciding if surgery is an option. All of this information will help the surgeon decide which, if any, surgery will be performed.
Oncology, Medical Oncology, Cancer
Cancer, Hematology, Oncology, Brain Tumor Program
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.