Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Care at Virginia Mason

There is no better place for lung cancer care than Virginia Mason. Our success in treatment is our unique team approach. Every patient is seen by a skilled team of caregivers who develop a targeted and focused plan of treatment just for him or her. This multidisciplinary group includes:

  • Surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Nurses

Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Diagnostics

Virginia Mason is a pioneer in the use of bronchoscopy in which physicians use ultrasound or an inserted bronchoscope to assess a patient's airways. The latter is called navigational bronchoscopy and because of our expertise, Virginia Mason has the busiest navigational center in the state.

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We also perform endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to evaluate lymph nodes for cancer involvement.

Prompt Attention

New patients often see a physician the same day they call, allowing therapy to begin quickly. Cancer care coordinators are readily available to answer questions and expedite care.

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Lung Surgery

Our surgeons utilize the latest technology using small incisions and video-assisted (VATS) or robotic (DaVinci) surgery to remove your cancer. This results in faster recovery and retun to normal life.

Clinical Trials

Virginia Mason is relentlessly devoted to providing excellent health care. This commitment includes conducting clinical research studies that may improve the way we diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Benaroya Research Institute (BRI), oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason, uniquely combining the expertise of a world-renowned medical research institute with the remarkable care of a health care quality leader.

For more than 20 years, the goal of our clinical research program has been to provide each of our patients with a research option at every step of their disease, from initial diagnosis to long-term follow-up. Our trials include the use of chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapies, as well quality of life/symptom management trials. Learn more about our current lung cancer clinical trials.

Wellness and Rehabilitation

Our team focuses on minimizing symptoms for patients while they undergo aggressive treatments. Patient needs are continually assessed and addressed to minimize the effect of lung cancer and its treatment on overall health and happiness. We enhance our patients' quality of life through an emphasis on cancer wellness and rehabilitation.

Questions About Lung Cancer Care at Virginia Mason?

To learn more about lung cancer care at Virginia Mason or to make an appointment, please call (206) 341-1905.