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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States, but when detected early, there is a greater probability of cure. That’s why our goal at the Atlantic Respiratory Institute is to diagnose and aggressively treat lung cancer in its earliest stages.

Lung cancer surgeon talks to patient

Services are provided in conjunction with Carol G. Simon Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Program.

Diagnostic Tests for Lung Cancer

  • Computed tomography (CT) scans
  • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB)
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scans
  • Pulmonary function testing, or spirometry
  • Video mediastinoscopy

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Surgery

Thoracic surgeons at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center use minimally-invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to diagnose and treat both benign and cancerous conditions of the lungs and surrounding areas. Lung cancer patients undergoing this procedure have far fewer complications than those receiving traditional open-chest surgery and can usually eat and walk on the day of surgery. Not all patients may be eligible for VATS, however. In cases where tumors are more centrally located, open thoracotomy procedures may be required.

Watch a video about minimally invasive lung cancer surgery >

Lung cancer services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.