Lung cancer has affected millions of lives and cancer experts have worked for decades to battle this well-known disease. Some progress has been made in the fight against lung cancer and several advancements as a result of that progress are available at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center: screening techniques to pick up early-stage cancer, minimally invasive surgery for removal of tumors, highly targeted radiation techniques and new forms of chemotherapy that are specifically designed to attack targets expressed on the cancer cell.
Two main types of lung cancer exist: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Within those cancer types, subcategories of squamous cell carcinoma and non-squamous cell carcinomas, such as adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma, have been identified. Small cell lung cancer is less common but doesn’t always require surgery. It can often be treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Why choose UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center for lung cancer?
The cancer center has a multidisciplinary team devoted to delivering exceptional care for patients with lung cancer. Our lung cancer team includes:
- Thoracic surgeons specializing in cancer-related surgery
- Radiation oncologists specializing in the treatment of lung tumors
- Medical oncologists that specialize in thoracic cancers
- Radiologists specializing lung tumors
- Social workers
- Palliative care teams
Clinical trials for lung cancer are a major part of our work here at the cancer center. Because we are a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), you can be assured that you’re in the right place if a clinical trial is a treatment option that makes sense for your diagnosis. Our staff has the expertise to help you through all phases of a clinical trial. .
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the main number: 210-450-1000 or 800-340-2872.