Lung Cancer Treatment Options at Tampa General Hospital
Individuals seeking lung cancer treatment should be aware that there are a number of factors that doctors consider when creating a treatment plan. In addition to the type of lung cancer present, the stage of the cancer and an individual’s overall health are important in determining which treatment options are viable. As such, medical professionals need to perform a careful assessment that considers all of these factors.
At Tampa General Hospital, our multidisciplinary team of medical professionals provides comprehensive treatment plans for lung cancer, taking into account all of the lung cancer symptoms and other variables that can help us determine the best course of action for each patient. We are highly experienced in creating individualized plans to treat lung cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. After careful consideration, our medical professionals will most likely recommend one or more of the following treatment options for a patient with cancer of the lungs:
- Chemotherapy – This is a common treatment for many forms of cancer and involves administering a combination of drugs that can help prevent cancer from spreading and shrink tumors. Our oncologists tailor the choice of drugs for each patient’s individual condition.
- Radiation therapy – Radiation, or high-energy waves such as x-rays and gamma rays, can be used to destroy cancer cells. Our experienced specialists use cutting-edge technology such as image-guided radiation therapy to target cancer cells while minimizing damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
- Surgery – The goal of surgical lung cancer treatment is to remove tumors and cancerous masses as much as possible. TGH uses intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) and robot-assisted technology to reduce complications while performing surgery.
At TGH, we have been recognized for our lung cancer treatment and treatment of other cancers, and our commitment to providing the highest quality oncology services. U.S. News & World Report has recognized us as a High Performing Hospital in Lung Cancer Surgery. For a physician referral, please use our Physician Finder tool or call (813) 844-2200.