Thoracic (Lung Cancer) Oncology

About Thoracic Oncology and Types of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common thoracic cancer, and is one of the most widespread cancers in general. Combined, the various types of lung cancer cause more deaths each year than breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer

New patients may request an appointment online to learn about different types of lung cancer

Advanced Lung Cancer Care in Winston-Salem, NC 

This is of particular concern in North Carolina, where more patients die each year from cancer than from heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the rest of the country. That means top-notch lung cancer diagnosis and treatment services are that much more critical in North Carolina than anywhere else.

Wake Forest’s Comprehensive Cancer Center understands this challenge. We are committed to providing all of our patients with the most advanced, comprehensive, and compassionate care. Thoracic and all types of lung cancers can threaten the health of our chest and lungs – and our ability to breathe. Learn more about our experienced team.

About Thoracic Oncology and Lung Cancer 

The word “thoracic” means anything having to do with the chest. Thoracic oncology is a general term meaning cancers that affect the chest area and there are many different types of lung cancers that can affect the chest. 

The types of lung cancers we treat at the Comprehensive Cancer Center include:

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