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Thoracic (Lung Cancer) Oncology

Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology

For patients facing the challenges of lung cancer, treatment at an academic medical center that is ranked as one of the top cancer centers in the country affords the best opportunity for a positive outcome.

In North Carolina, more patients die each year from cancer than from heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the United States. Lung cancer is the number one type of cancer our experts diagnose and treat. That means top-notch cancer diagnosis and treatment services are that much more critical in North Carolina than anywhere else.

New patients may request an appointment with our lung cancer or thoracic oncology team online

Thoracic Oncology Program

Located within our Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Thoracic Oncology Program offers the best diagnostic tools, the latest advances in treatment and access to clinical trials not available at most hospitals.

Read about the Wake Forest Baptist approach to Lung Cancer.

As North Carolina's only multi-specialty lung cancer clinic, the program consolidates the services of a team of physicians and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with malignancies of the chest.

Learn more about diagnosis and treatments for lung cancer, including:

Thoracic Oncology 

The word “thoracic” means anything having to do with the chest. Thoracic oncology is a general term meaning cancers that affect the chest area. At the Comprehensive Cancer Center, our doctors treat lung cancer and other tumors of the chest and thoracic area. Meet our thoracic oncology doctors.

Compassionate Lung Cancer Care 

We also understand that patients often need more than just medical care to guide them through the challenges of cancer. To help care for the patient and family, we provide our patients with Patient and Family Support Services.

Lung Cancer Research  

Our team is also involved in research and clinical trials that test the best ways to diagnose and treat lung cancer. We are committed to making these new approaches available to our patients to promote real progress in the fight against lung cancer. Learn more about our research.

Our experienced, multidisciplinary approach, research, and extraordinary compassion for our patients distinguish us from other hospitals, and have earned us the following distinctions:

Quick Reference

Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Appointments 336-716-WAKE
Toll-Free 888-716-WAKE

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Diagnosing Lung Cancer

A lung cancer diagnosis results from a clinical process. Learn the steps taken at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist in North Carolina.

Last Updated: 10-19-2016
Wake Forest Baptist Ranked among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’  25 Years in a Row by U.S. News & World ReportComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is Renewed2017-2018 Best DoctorsNursing Magnet StatusJoint Commission Report

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