Lung Cancer

With cancer treatment centers throughout the Puget Sound area, you’ll have access to a nationally recognized and comprehensive lung cancer program that includes screening and prevention, and lung cancer experts who specialize in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.

Lung cancer screening

We offer a low-dose CT screening for lung cancer for people at higher risk of lung cancer. Learn more about lung cancer screenings.

Lung nodule clinic

More people are being diagnosed with pulmonary (lung) nodules, which are round or oval growths in the lungs. Also known as spots or lesions, lung nodules may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

To ensure that those at risk for developing lung nodules receive early diagnosis and treatment, our team has developed an innovative approach: our Lung Nodule Clinics.

Lung cancer treatment options

Thoracic Oncology surgeons at Harrison Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center are board certified and fellowship trained. St. Joseph is a designated Epicenter (teaching center) for Thoracic Surgery, and our surgeons are nationally recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgery as among the best in the nation for quality outcomes.

Our cancer surgeons work with a multidisciplinary team consisting of multiple specialists including pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, navigators, and radiologists to design a personalized treatment plan specifically for your individual case, which may include one or more of the following:

Because we’re part of CHI, one of the largest health care providers in the country, you’ll have access to the latest research and innovations through the CHI Institute for Research and Innovation as well as national clinical trials as part of our participation in the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).

Ask your doctor about how to access clinical trials.

3-Star RatingsThoracic oncology surgeons at St. Joseph Medical Center earned the elite three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for stage 1 lung cancer lobectomy. It is the society’s highest rating and only awarded to the top five percent of thoracic surgery programs in the US. Baiya Krishnadasan, MD and Nyen Chong, MD, perform a large volume of these operations using minimally invasive techniques. The three-star designation reflects results significantly better than the national average for 30-day mortality and length of hospital stay after lobectomy for lung cancer for the period Jan. 2012 through Dec. 2014.

Care without the commute

You can receive treatment for lung cancer at our premier treatment centers conveniently located throughout the Puget Sound area:

Find a specialist

Your first visit is with a board-certified surgical oncologist or medical oncologist, who will discuss the next steps with you. Find a surgeon or medical oncologist.