Lung Cancer Program

The Lung Cancer Program at Danbury Hospital treats benign and malignant diseases of all organs located in the thoracic or chest cavity.  These organs include the lungs, the mediastinum (the compartment between the lungs), the pleural space outside the lungs, and the esophagus.

Patients in the Lung Cancer Program at Danbury Hospital benefit from an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, as well as access to clinical trials, in a compassionate environment close to home.

Multidisciplinary Approach

The Lung Cancer Program at Danbury Hospital brings together thoracic surgeons with doctors from a range of disciplines, including Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Oncology-Hematology, RadiologyRadiation Oncology and Pathology. This multidisciplinary approach to cancer care combines expertise from many specialties to generate an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Lung Cancer Tumor Board

A Lung Cancer Tumor Board is comprised of physicians who present cancer cases to be reviewed by many specialists. Tumor Boards allow a review by multiple specialties to determine a treatment plan for each specific patient, providing consensus on best treatment options.

Staff involved may include a chest radiologist, lung pathologist, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and non-physician personnel including a research nurse, tumor registrars and nursing staff. 

Access to Clinical Trials

Entry into the latest national protocols is entertained for each lung cancer patient.  Danbury Hospital strives to provide access to the most up-to-date treatment options for every lung cancer patient - including review of available clinical trials.

Treatment at the Praxair Cancer Center

Patients in the Lung Cancer Program are treated at the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital. Approved by the American College of Surgeons for more than three decades, the Praxair Cancer Center offers cutting-edge cancer treatment with a focus on excellent patient care in a compassionate environment close to home.

For More Information

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