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Lung Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States, accounting for about 14 percent of all new cancers. Lung cancer accounts for about 25 percent of all cancer deaths and is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women. The average age of a person who is diagnosed with lung cancer is 70 years old.

Crozer-Keystone Health System's multidisciplinary team of lung cancer care specialists provide prevention, diagnostic, treatment and support services for patients diagnosed with lung cancer.

Cutting Edge Diagnostic Technologies

In addition to traditional diagnostic methods, including tissue biopsy, bronchoscopy and lung PET-CT scans, Crozer-Keystone offers Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB), a minimally-invasive procedure to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for lung lesions detected deep in the lung that cannot be seen or reached using conventional bronchoscopy.

Crozer-Keystone also is a Center of Excellence for lung screening and offers a Lung Screening Program using low-dose CT scans. The program follows the high risk inclusion criteria as established by the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial.

Advanced Treatment Methods

Crozer-Keystone's team of experienced, cancer specialists create treatment plans for lung patients that is specific to their type of lung cancer and the progression of the disease. We may use any of the following advanced treatment technologies for lung cancer patients:

  • Brachytherapy
  • CyberKnife Radiosurgery
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with a Varian Linear Accelerator

Support and Recovery

Our cancer care team takes care of patients' emotional needs and lends support to both the patients and their families. Learn more about our Lung cancer support and recovery services for lung cancer patients.

Request an Appointment

Looking for compassionate cancer expertise?

The Crozer-Keystone Cancer Care team is ready to help. Call 1-866-695-HOPE (1-866-695-4673), or use our convenient online request form.