Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic specialists offer compassionate, whole-person care to each person considering lung cancer screening.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic lung experts (pulmonologists) work with specialists in radiology, oncology, thoracic surgery and preventive services to provide whole-person care to those seeking lung cancer screening and those diagnosed with lung cancer. Other experts are included as needed.

This multidisciplinary approach means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic specialists use low-dose imaging technology to ensure you're only exposed to as much radiation as is necessary to complete your imaging test.

If you're diagnosed with lung cancer, your Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that bests suits your needs and goals.

The range of treatments offered to people with lung cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy and many types of surgical procedures, such as minimally invasive surgery, surgery to remove a lung (pneumonectomy) and operations intended to relieve pain in situations where lung cancer can't be cured.

For smokers who have struggled to quit, Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center offers caring support and works to help you develop the skills needed to stop using tobacco.

Experience you can trust

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience interpreting lung CT scans and providing care for people diagnosed with lung cancer. This means your doctors have the expertise and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Aug. 09, 2017
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