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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.
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:
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:
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:
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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