Lung Cancer Program
At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, our goal is to treat lung cancer by developing a customized plan for each patient based on his or her unique needs. Our multidisciplinary approach to treatment means all of your health care needs will be in one place.
Our Multidisciplinary Clinic allows our specialty physicians to work in unison to address the varied needs of each patient in the most comfortable and convenient manner possible. Patients will meet with their physician team for the first time in the clinic for about 45 minutes. Once the diagnosis is confirmed other physicians are brought in to provide on-site consultations if needed, and a treatment plan is established.
Using a comprehensive team approach, we work together to give you customized care that includes the most-advanced diagnostic methods and treatments. Our highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff provide excellent and compassionate medical care, education and support to meet your needs throughout and after treatment.
Our Lung Cancer Team:
Our multidisciplinary lung cancer team includes:
- Medical oncologists specialized in lung cancer treatment and clinical trials
- Thoracic surgeons
- Radiation oncologists
- Palliative care physician
- Clinical nurse navigators
- Oncology certified nurses
- Social workers
CT Lung Screening Test
At Banner MD Anderson, we offer a new lung cancer screening program that can reduce deaths through early detection and treatment. In less than a minute, the non-invasive test checks for lung cancer in patients ages 55 to 80 years based on certain criteria.
Eligible patients may be given the opportunity to participate in select research studies to help evaluate the safety and efficacy of new treatments and increase understanding of the ways to fight lung cancer.