With cancer, every minute counts. That’s why the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer program at Beaumont provides you with a highly trained team of Beaumont cancer specialists who will analyze your situation and develop an accelerated, individualized treatment plan based on their extensive expertise and experience.
It begins with a single phone call. A nurse navigator will be available to help gather the results of all your tests and schedule any additional screenings that are necessary prior to your appointment.
As quickly as possible, you will be scheduled to meet with members of our multidisciplinary team to receive their recommendations for your treatment plan. On the same day, follow up appointments will be scheduled as needed. Before leaving the center, you and your family will have a plan of recommended treatment or further studies with appointments scheduled promptly.
As one of the most respected cancer treatment hospitals in America, year after year, Beaumont has been ranked among the best by the National Institutes of Health and is a designated Blue Cross Center of Distinction for Treatment of Rare and Complex Cancers.
Beaumont doctors from all cancer disciplines will work together to provide you with the most advanced treatment options, which might include the opportunity to participate in one of the many clinical trials available at Beaumont.
You will have access to the most state-of-the-art advances in lung cancer treatment, including minimally invasive surgery, radiofrequency and stereotactic radiation therapy. Specialists at the Cunnington Family Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center are renowned experts in:
Through Beaumont's Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer program, we develop an individualized treatment plan based on your unique situation. Specific treatment for lung cancer will be determined by your physician based on:
Lung cancer may be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, laser therapy, or a combination of treatments. "Combination treatment" or "multimodality treatment" refers to having more than one type of treatment.
Treatment for lung cancer typically includes one or more of the following:
There are specific names for the order in which treatment is given. Neoadjuvant treatment refers to having radiation or chemotherapy before surgery. Having one or both of these before surgery may help shrink the tumor - a smaller tumor is easier to take out in surgery.
Chemotherapy or radiation soon after surgery is called adjuvant treatment. The goal of adjuvant treatment is to kill any cancer cells that may be left after the surgery. Even if there is no sign of cancer cells, your physician may suggest adjuvant treatment, as it lowers the risk that the cancer may come back or spread.
Clinical trials are being conducted on prevention and treatment options for lung cancer, including photodynamic therapy and chemoprevention.
Need a Beaumont doctor? Call 877-BEAT-CANCER (877-232-8226) and we’ll take care of everything for you.
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Cunnington Family Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center
3577 West 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
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Beaumont Medical Center, Sterling Heights (across from Troy hospital)
44344 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
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