Lung Cancer Treatment

Lung cancer including small cell and non-small cell lung cancers are among the most complex tumors to treat. Our top thoracic specialists will carefully evaluate your health and customize your treatment to provide you with the most advanced, effective and least invasive treatments available, based on the stage and biology of your cancer. Treating lung cancer requires comprehensive care from a variety of specialists. At Hackensack Meridian Health your care team includes thoracic surgeons; thoracic medical oncologists who oversee chemotherapy, immunotherapists, radiation oncologists; pathologists; radiologists; nurses; social workers; and others with expertise in the care of people with lung cancer. We don’t just care for you, but about you. In fact, according to Press-Ganey surveys, 99 percent of our patients report satisfaction with their care.

Get a Lung Cancer Screening

John Theurer Cancer Center is designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. We specialize in spiral CT scanning, which can detect many lung cancers in their earlier, more curable stages. If CT scanning shows a suspicious nodule, we can quickly connect you with our lung specialists for follow-up care.

If you are at increased risk for lung cancer due to a history of smoking, you may be eligible for lung cancer screening. Click here to learn more about lung cancer screening and check with your insurance provider regarding coverage.

Call 844-HMH-WELL (844-464-9355) to make an appointment. 

Take our complimentary Online Lung Cancer Risk Assessment.

What Treatment Options are Available for Lung Cancer?

A wide variety of thoracic cancer experts will work together to tailor a treatment plan that meets your needs. We may combine surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and/or radiation therapy, choosing the approaches that give you the best chance of a successful outcome.

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We study your tumor to identify genetic mutations and learn about the molecular signals involved in your cancer’s growth. We use the results to match you with targeted therapies, ensuring you receive the therapy that is best suited for the biology of your cancer.  

One of the most recent advances in thoracic cancer care, immunotherapy boosts your natural immune system to help improve your immune response so it targets cancer cells.

  • External Beam Radiation (EBRT) can be used on its own or in combination with brachytherapy, depending on how aggressive your cancer is. 
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) takes images before and during your treatment to see how you are responding and ensures you’re only receiving what you need.
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is the use of focused, highly precise high-dose radiation over fewer sessions than conventional radiation therapy.

More than 80% of our surgical evaluations and treatments are done with minimally invasive approaches, which results in smaller scars and a faster recovery, including robotic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, navigational bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound.

Why Choose John Theurer Cancer Center for Lung and Thoracic Cancer Treatment

Quality

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center as the best cancer center in New Jersey.

Patient Experience

Your entire care team works together to make sure your experience with us is a positive one.

Excellence

Our average overnight hospital stay following lobectomy for lung cancer is half the national average (two days versus four days).

Innovation

Cancer surgeons at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center perform more minimally invasive cancer surgeries than any other center in New Jersey.

Clinical Trials
Our Research and Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer

We have the largest clinical research team in New Jersey. Our thoracic oncologists are actively involved in clinical trials that assess new treatments that have the potential to be more effective than existing therapies. 

You may be able to receive an innovative therapy, including investigational drugs that other centers do not offer. More than 100 people with operable and metastatic lung cancer each year enroll in Phase I clinical trials using novel treatments. Your care team will let you know if you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial

Our Lung Cancer and Thoracic Cancer Specialists

Our lung cancer specialists know the treatment of lung cancers is complex, and we support you every step of the way with comprehensive, customized care.

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