Lung Cancer

Susquehanna Health Cancer Center delivers an individualized plan of care to promote successful outcomes in lung cancer patients. We're committed to seeing that your needs are met, that you understand your condition and treatment options, and that you feel comfortable in the hands of our team. Our comprehensive approach brings experts together: our doctors work with our oncologists, our social workers work with our pharmaceutical providers, and so on. The most advanced lung cancer treatments are available right here in central PA.

About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common diagnosed cancer in both men and women. Lung tissue affected by cancerous cells will grow uncontrollably and begin to form tumors or lumps on the lungs. There are two main types of lung cancer, non-small cell and small cell. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type, with variations of subtypes such as squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, bronchioalveolar carcinoma and large cell undifferentiated carcinoma. Small cell lung cancer is less common and is most commonly caused by smoking.

Lung Cancer Treatment

Your treatment at Susquehanna Health Cancer Center is completely unique. After being diagnosed with lung cancer, our doctors will see what treatment options are available and best fit your condition. They will collaborate with many of our expert physicians to stop cancer in its tracks. Treatment is based on the type and stage of lung cancer as well as your overall health. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the most commonly utilized treatments, but your doctor may describe treatment(s) not listed here.

Learn more about cancer treatments at Susquehanna Health.