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Lung Cancer

Get expert treatment for lung cancer at UHS. Our knowledgeable medical staff will work with you to determine the best treatment options for you and your condition.

Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Early detection of lung cancer greatly increases your treatment options. Talk to your doctor or other care provider about if an annual lung cancer screening is right for you based on your risk for the disease.

Your screening will be a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan, which rotates an X-ray device around your body to create a cross-sectional image of the inside of your lungs. This image will help your doctor detect tumors or other abnormalities in your lungs that may indicate lung cancer.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

You may not have any symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer. In later stages, symptoms may differ based on the type of lung cancer you have or the location and size of a tumor.

Lung cancer symptoms often mirror those of other illnesses but may include:

  • Coughing (50 percent of cases)
  • Blood in your phlegm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Pain in your chest
  • Fatigue
  • Pneumonia
  • Hoarseness to your voice
  • Difficulty or painful swallowing
  • Excess fluid in the lining of your lungs or heart

Lung Cancer Treatment

Find advanced treatment for lung cancer at UHS. Your doctor will first consider the least invasive treatment options.

At UHS, lung cancer treatments may include:

  • Chemotherapy – Uses medication—delivered intravenously or in pill form—to target and kill cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy – Uses focused radiation beams to destroy cancer cells in your lungs while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue
  • Surgery – Removes cancerous tissue in your lungs

Expert Cancer Care Close to Home

Find exceptional cancer services throughout the UHS service area in New York’s Southern Tier. Services and treatments may vary by location. Your doctor will refer you to the location that best suits your care needs.

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