Cancers We Treat

Lung, Chest & Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Baptist MD Anderson

Treatment for Lung, Chest & Esophageal Cancer

You and your doctor choose a cancer treatment plan based on a number of factors, such as your overall health, the type and stage of your cancer, and your preferences.

In some cases, you may choose not to undergo treatment. For instance, you may feel that the side effects of treatment outweigh the potential benefits.

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If you have any questions, we have you covered. We have nurse navigators available to guide you through every step of your care. Request an appointment or speak to a nurse navigator by phone or online.

Lung, chest & esophageal cancer

Treatment Options

Having cancer is a life-changing experience for each individual patient, and their family and friends. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed with all the questions and concerns that come to mind. Fortunately, Baptist MD Anderson is here to help you through your cancer journey. After your diagnosis, your doctor and our team of nurses, and other specialists will work with you to explore treatment options and decide on a plan that meets your individual needs.

Your personalized treatment plan will be recommended based on:

  • The type, subtype and stage of your cancer
  • Your health history
  • Your personal goals

In addition, your nurse navigator has specialized training in facilitating your care for lung, chest and esophageal cancers, and will help guide you every step of the way. Your treatment plan will be designed to preserve organ function, maintain your quality of life and reduce the risk that your cancer will return. If you have questions about your care plan, please contact your nurse navigator. For general questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

Your personal treatment plan may include:

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Lung, chest & esophageal cancer

Clinical Trials

Our Clinical Trials Office offers access to many of the latest clinical trials for emerging and innovative therapies for lung, chest and esophageal cancer.

These include select clinical trials with MD Anderson, as well as multiple unique clinical trials from leading pharmaceutical companies, the National Cancer Institute, the National Clinical Trials Network, private sector companies and individual physician investigators.

Our clinical trials
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A complete approach to care

Your Multidisciplinary Team

Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means your team is made up of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists who together to work on your specific case.

As part of your treatment, you are also assigned a nurse navigator. Our nurses have specialized training in caring for patients with lung, chest and esophageal cancer. Your nurse navigator will be there to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.

Our care team
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Our location

Lung & Thoracic Cancer Clinic

Within our specialized, multidisciplinary clinics, we bring together our team of experts to care for your mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.

Need Directions? The lung and thoracic cancer clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 6 of our cancer center.

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For whatever step is next,

Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You

Our team of experts are ready to help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions, options and decisions through every aspect of your care.

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Early detection is critical when it comes to lung cancer. If it’s caught at stage 1, the cure rate is about 70 percent.

— JOHN VU, MD, Medical Oncologist

Are you at risk of developing lung cancer? Early detection can save your life. If you’re concerned about your lung cancer risk, please consider screening.

Get screened
a smiling Dr. Jon Vu, medical oncologist, sits next to a patient.

Early detection is critical when it comes to lung cancer. If it’s caught at stage 1, the cure rate is about 70 percent.

— JOHN VU, MD, Medical Oncologist

Are you at risk of developing lung cancer? Early detection can save your life. If you’re concerned about your lung cancer risk, please consider screening.

Get screened