Lung Cancer Treatment Options at Tampa General Hospital
Creating a lung cancer treatment plan involves a number of factors that doctors consider. 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 a result, medical professionals need to perform a careful assessment that considers all of these factors.
At Tampa General Hospital, our multidisciplinary team of pulmonologists, oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, nurses and others create comprehensive, individualized treatment plans for lung cancer. We carefully consider lung cancer symptoms and other variables that can help us determine the best course of action for each patient.
Cookie-cutter treatments are not an option at TGH. Our lung cancer team will work together to recommend cancer treatment options to a patient that will provide the best results. Some options include:
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 lung cancer patient’s individual condition.
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.
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. Some procedures include:
- Mesothelial resection
- Pancoast tumor removal
- Lung transplant
World-Class Cancer Care
At TGH, we have been recognized for our lung cancer treatment, and our commitment to providing the highest quality oncology services. U.S. News & World Report has recognized TGH as a High Performing Hospital in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery for 2020-21, placing us among the top 10% of programs in the country, and as one of the Top 10 programs in Florida.