Lung CancerAccurately diagnosing and treating lung cancer takes an experienced team equipped with the latest tools and technology. At Hackensack Meridian Health, our specialists use advanced imaging, robotic-assisted biopsy and genetic profiling to diagnose lung cancer. You receive a personalized treatment plan – targeted to your exact lung cancer.
What is Lung Cancer?Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. in both men and women. Lung cancer occurs when cells of one or both lungs become abnormal, grow too quickly and become cancerous. The cancerous cells form tumors. The biggest risk factor for developing lung cancer is cigarette smoking. Lung cancer also can be caused by other tobacco use, breathing secondhand smoke, asbestos or radon exposure, and a family history of lung cancer.
What are the Symptoms of Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer often does not cause symptoms in its early stage. Over time, symptoms can develop. You should talk to your doctor if you have one of the following symptoms, which may be a sign of lung cancer or another lung condition:
- Chest pain
- Coughing up blood
- Cough that does not improve
- Hoarseness in your voice
- Shortness of breath
Battling Stage IV Lung Cancer
Why Choose John Theurer Cancer Center for Lung and Thoracic Cancer Treatment
U.S. News & World Report recognizes Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center as a premier cancer center in New Jersey.
Your entire care team works together to make sure your experience with us is a positive one.
Our average overnight hospital stay following lobectomy for lung cancer is half the national average (two days versus four days).
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.