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Lung Cancer Diagnostics | Lung Cancer Detection | Tumor Staging | NJ

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Diagnostics and Genetic Screenings

Diagnostics and Genetic ScreeningsCarol G. Simon Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Program at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center offers state-of-the-art, minimally invasive diagnostic tests to pinpoint the location of a patient’s thoracic cancer and determine the best course of treatment. Our services include:

  • Computed tomography (CT) biopsy – during this one-hour procedure, a small sample of tissue from inside the body is obtained using the CT machine for guidance; this technique often saves the patient from having to undergo surgery to obtain tissue

  • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy – procedures utilizing an endoscope to look at the airways in the lungs; flexible bronchoscopy is usually done under local anesthesia; rigid bronchoscopy is done under general anesthesia

  • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB) – A minimally invasive technique that uses technology similar to global positioning systems (GPS) to biopsy lesions deep in the lungs that would be difficult or impossible to reach using traditional methods.

  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy – a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure using an innovative ultrasonic airway bronchoscope to detect lung cancer spread to lymph nodes for accurate lung cancer staging

  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) – a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure used to stage esophageal cancer by determining tumor thickness and evaluating if any cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the chest and abdomen

  • Positron emission tomography (PET) and CT scan – are standard imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer in the body and provide detailed pictures of the location, size and shape of any cancerous growth; combining these tests allows doctors to diagnose cancer earlier and more accurately, resulting in quicker, more precise treatments for the patients

  • Video-mediastinoscopy – this procedure uses a video camera to stage tumors in the lungs

Tumor staging

Once experts of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Program have discovered that the patient has a tumor, they use a tumor staging system to gauge how advanced the cancer may be and determine the best treatments for the patient’s needs. Tumor staging measures the thickness of the tumor, the patient’s lymph node status, and whether the cancer has spread to other areas of the body.

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Exemplary Rating

For the time period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013, our thoracic surgery program was rated exemplary by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) for thoracic lung resections all case morbidity and mortality. Learn more about NSQIP >

Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Atlantic Medical Group
1-800-247-9580

Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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Atlantic Medical Group

More than 600 community-based health care providers.
1-800-247-9580