Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women; about one out of every four cancer deaths are from lung cancer. As a state traditionally associated with tobacco, Kentucky consistently ranks as one of the highest in lung cancer deaths in the nation.
But the good news for newly diagnosed lung cancer patients is that choosing treatment at the Multidisciplinary Lung and Thoracic Clinic at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center is one of the easy choices. You can be assured you will be receiving the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care for patients with cancers within the chest.
The mission of our team is that you have the very best options to beat your cancer. The survival rates for lung cancers at UofL Brown Cancer Center are better than anywhere in the region due to the long experience of our lung cancer team. These highly skilled specialists can treat your cancer by combining all the most effective therapies and treatments available and using a team-focused, multidisciplinary approach.
We mean that the clinical plan for each patient is:
Customized – you are not a case; you are a patient, and each individual’s care is tailored to the needs of the patient
Comprehensive – we consider the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of each patient to ensure holistic care that provides the best care and outcomes possible
Coordinated – as your multidisciplinary lung team, all the physicians and specialists who are providing your treatment meet for a team conference to synthesize their efforts
Each member of your clinical team meets together in one room to collaborate and bring the best knowledge to the table to discuss your diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment moving forward. This approach ensures that each and every patient receives the ideal combination of treatments and therapies.
Your highly trained multidisciplinary team of physicians may include radiation, medical oncologists and surgical oncologists. But because we know cancer treatment is not just about medical care, it’s about patients – your team may also include psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, rehabilitation specialists and other appropriate medical professionals.
When you enter treatment at UofL Brown Cancer Center, you are choosing the facility that offers the latest in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, drug therapies and clinical trials.
In addition, our specially trained oncology nurses will care for you before, during, and after treatment; help manage cancer trials; and educate you about what to expect when you go home from the hospital. They also communicate with your family members and other members of your support team to address their needs and concerns.