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
  • Pulmonologists
  • Nurses

Patients receive care from all their specialists in one setting and a cancer care coordinator is with each patient through the entirety of his or her therapy.

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.

Innovative Approaches to Lung Cancer Treatment

Patients may join national research studies locally available only at Virginia Mason, offering new hope to those who have tried established treatments without success.

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.