Lung Cancer

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Breathe Better with Advanced Treatments

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., but even nonsmokers can develop this disease.


If you’re at risk for lung cancer, have a suspicious nodule or tumor, or have been diagnosed with cancer, rest assured that the team at the Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program offers complex lung cancer care right here in South Jersey. Our comprehensive lung program includes a range of services, including diagnostic procedures, advanced treatment options, and personalized support you and your family.

Why Choose Virtua Health for Lung Cancer Care

Clinical Expertise

The Virtua lung cancer team is part of the Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program and provides expertise in all aspects of lung cancer treatment. The multidisciplinary team collaborates on each patient’s treatment plan to develop the best approach, using the most advanced treatment options. Your lung care team includes specialists in:


• Thoracic surgery
• Pulmonology
• Radiation oncology
• Medical oncology, including immunotherapy
• Radiology
• Nurse navigation

Advanced Treatment

The type of lung cancer treatment you receive depends on your cancer type (small cell or non-small cell), as well as your lifestyle goals. If you require surgery, our fellowship-trained thoracic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive procedures that result in faster recovery with less pain. Your treatment plan will be developed in partnership with you and may include:


• Chemotherapy, including targeted molecular therapy and immunotherapy

• Radiation therapy, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)

• High-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for more precise treatment

• Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for precise and focused treatment

• Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) for faster recovery


• Robotic bronchoscopy for minimally-invasive biopsy of difficult-to-access nodules

• Clinical Trials

Nurse Navigation

When you choose Virtua for lung cancer care, you’re matched with a dedicated oncology nurse navigator who guides you through all aspects of your lung cancer treatment and support. This includes:


• Helping you understand your diagnosis and care plan
• Facilitating communication between you and your doctors
• Providing education for you and your loved ones
• Helping remove barriers to care
• Expediting appointments
• Assisting with second-opinions
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Contact Virtua

A Personal Health Navigator can help you find a doctor, schedule appointments or classes, and help you find a service or location.

888-VIRTUA-3 Live Chat

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Do You Qualify for a Lung Cancer Screening?

Early-stage lung cancer doesn’t cause many symptoms. A lung cancer screening is the only way to detect tumors or nodules at an early, treatable stage.

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