Each year, in the United States, more people die of lung cancer than any other cancer. An additional 16,000 new cases of esophageal cancer are also diagnosed each year. The earlier a patient is diagnosed with a thoracic cancer, the better the patient’s chances of recovery.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Program at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for disorders of the lung, mediastinum, pleura, esophagus and chest wall. Our comprehensive approach to lung cancer treatment integrates the specialties of surgery, pulmonary rehabilitation, pathology, radiology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, radiosurgery and palliative medicine. Our thoracic oncology services are coordinated by a nurse navigator who helps guide every patient’s diagnosis and treatment, working with the patient and family to keep everyone educated and informed at all times.
The Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Program treats many lung and thoracic cancers, including: