Thoracic Oncology

Introduction

The management and treatment of chest malignancies, including lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer death among American men and women — falls under the therapeutic umbrella of thoracic oncology.

The discipline’s multidisciplinary approach focuses on integrating medical, surgical and radiotherapeutic methods to treat cancers of the respiratory system, including the lungs, and esophagus, and those that have spread throughout the chest region.

Depending on the type, size and location of the cancer, as well as a patient’s age and overall health, treatment usually involves a combination of therapies, including chemotherapy, radiation oncology or surgery.

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Thoracic Oncology
Monmouth Medical Center

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