St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center
Once you receive a diagnosis, your health care team jumps into action, ready to begin treatment. You will meet with many doctors — neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists — but at St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center, your doctors work as a team. This collaborative approach, known as multidisciplinary medicine, ensures that your doctors are always on the same page regarding your care. They are in constant contact with each other and with you.
Personalized Treatment Plan at St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center
You will probably have many questions during this time. Your health care team is here to support you and guide you through every step. They can answer your questions about anything, ranging from treatment options to where to park.
In addition to surgery, lung cancer treatments now available include:
- Immunotherapy agents (which stimulate the body’s immune system to fight cancer),
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT, in which high doses of radiation are targeted to small, well-defined tumors) and I
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which uses advanced technology to manipulate radiation beams to conform to the shape of a tumor).
Every day, new drugs are being developed that offer significant effectiveness without the heavy side effects that chemotherapy has had in the past.
At St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center, we tailor your treatment plan to fit your needs and lifestyle. Your exact treatment plans depends on the stage of your cancer and whether it has metastasized (spread). We take into account your family history, general health and lifestyle. Treatment options for lung cancer include: