Lung Cancer Program

Lung Cancer Program

The Swedish Cancer Institute is home to Washington State's leading lung-cancer treatment program, caring for more people faced with this diagnosis than any other place in the state. Swedish provides patients with access to the latest diagnostic, treatment and clinical-research options as well as complementary therapies to enhance quality-of-life during treatment.

About Lung Cancer and Treatment Options

Surgeries & Procedures

Airway debridement
Airway stenting
Chest wall resection
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (superDimension)
Endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS)
Laser surgery
Lung resection (lobectomy, pneumonectomy)
Mediastinoscopy (lymph node biopsy)
PleurX catheter
Pleuroscopy (thoracoscopy)
Robotic surgery (daVinci)
Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)



Chest pain
Collaspd lung
Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Fluid on lungs
Lung mass
Lung nodules
Mediastinal mass
Spots on Xray or CT
Trouble breathing

Bronchoalveolar carcinoma
Carcinoid tumors
Lung cancer
Non-small cell cancer (NSCLC)
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)


Introduction to Lung Cancer Surgery - Diagnosis and Staging

In the video below, Thoracic Surgeion, Dr. Jed Gorden provides an introduction to the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer.

Introduction to Lung Cancer Surgery - Diagnosis and Staging


Introduction to Lung Cancer Surgery - Treatment

In the video below, Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Eric Vallières, provides an introduction to lung cancer surgery and treatment.

Lung Cancer Surgery Treatment


Contact Information

Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill
1101 Madison Street
Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-215-6800
Fax: 206-215-6801

Becoming a Patient

Your clinic visit, what to expect before, during and after surgery
What to Expect

Patient Stories of Strength

 Patient Stories

Swedish Thoracic Surgery is a proud member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a not-for-profit organization representing over 6,800 surgeons, researchers and other health professionals worldwide dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.

Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

Swedish offers smoking-cessation resources including brochures and materials.  Download a brochure