Lung Cancer Program

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Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill

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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.

Lung Cancer Screening

About Lung Cancer and Treatment Options

Lung Cancer Podcasts and Videos

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 Surgeon, Dr. Jed Gorden provides an introduction to the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer.

Introduction to Lung Cancer Surgery - Treatment

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