As the leading cause of cancer mortality in men and women, lung cancer results in more deaths than the next three leading causes of cancer combined.
But...it doesn't have to stay that way.
While great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, it remains a complicated disease with complex solutions. Hearing the diagnosis generates a feeling of being besieged...by the physical and emotional ramifications of the disease, by the complexities of the treatment and by the often-overwhelming processes patients and their families must navigate.
Offering a comprehensive program of prevention, diagnosis and advanced multidisciplinary treatment for men and women with lung cancer and people with a high risk of developing the disease, the staff at Winthrop-University Hospital's Lung Cancer Center also understands the nature of patients' anxiety and focuses on alleviating their stress.
How the Lung Cancer Center Works
The Lung Cancer Center is committed to providing patients with a multidisciplinary team approach to diagnosis and treatment. From the very first visit, the efforts of Winthrop's many lung cancer specialists are coordinated and tailored to meet the unique situations and needs of every patient and family. This is reflected in their close collaboration as they offer patients the full spectrum of standard and innovative treatment programs.
The activities of the Lung Cancer Center are managed by a full-time Cancer Care Coordinator, whose mission is to help patients and families move as easily as possible through the appropriate oncology disciplines by:
- Facilitating information retrieval
- Presenting patients to the Winthrop multidisciplinary lung cancer team, including physicians and surgeons with expertise in the diagnoses and treatment of the disease
- Ensuring that the team's recommendations flow efficiently back to the patient and referring physician in an organized, timely manner
- Providing patients with convenient appointments for procedures as expeditiously as possible
- Supporting patients and families during their difficult times through constant communication with the Lung Cancer Center's medical, nursing and social work staffs
The Lung Cancer Center Team
Other Services Provided Through the Lung Cancer Center
- Patient and Family Support Groups: 516-663-9062
- Access to Clinical Trials: 516-663-9569
- Tobacco Cessation Program: 516-663-2579
Information and Appointments
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call the Lung Cancer Center at 516-663-4637.