Lung cancer treatment

Exceptional care, close to home

When it comes to facing lung cancer, you are not alone. At Sharp, our expert team is here to support you and your loved ones every step of the way. Our multidisciplinary program is dedicated to providing cutting-edge treatment options, targeted therapies and access to innovative clinical trials. Our compassionate specialists work together to create a treatment plan that’s unique to you.

The Cancer Centers of Sharp HealthCare are nationally accredited by the U.S. Commission on Cancer, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving the highest-quality care. We also provide second opinion services for patients outside of Sharp, who have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer. Sharp accepts almost all insurance plans.

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Advanced lung cancer treatments designed to meet your needs

At Sharp, we’re proud to offer some of the region’s most innovative treatment options for lung cancer.

Treatment may include:

Advanced diagnosis — In addition to CT-guided lung biopsies, Sharp offers robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, a procedure to biopsy even the most hard-to-reach lung nodules. Endobronchial ultrasound can be performed at the same time to see if the cancer has spread to any lymph nodes in the chest.

Surgery — We offer lung cancer surgery using the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive, robotic procedures that don’t require open-chest surgery and video-assisted thoracic surgery.

Chemotherapy and immunotherapy — Medication that either targets cancer cells directly or harnesses your immune system to attack cancer cells.

Radiation therapy — Radiation that precisely targets cancerous tumors while protecting surrounding healthy tissue.

Clinical trials — Access to new therapies and treatments through our Clinical Trials Program.

Lung nodule program — If a lung nodule is detected during a chest X-ray or CT scan, patients may be referred for ongoing monitoring to ensure lung cancer is caught early, if it develops.

An expert team dedicated to you

Lung cancer can be a complex illness. That’s why our multidisciplinary team works together to coordinate your care. Our expert team is trained at the highest level to treat all types and stages of lung cancer.

These specialists include:

  • Interventional pulmonologists who use advanced techniques to diagnose and stage lung cancer

  • Thoracic surgeons who specialize in lung cancer surgery

  • Medical oncologists who provide chemotherapy and immunotherapy

  • Radiation oncologists who provide radiation therapy

  • Patient navigators to support you from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up

  • Registered dietitians and nutritionists

  • Licensed clinical social workers to help you through your cancer experience

  • Genetic counselors to help determine your risk for developing other cancers

  • Rehabilitation therapists

  • Clinical trial specialists

And to ensure you're receiving the very best treatment, a team of physicians and specialists meet regularly to discuss your diagnosis and individualized approach to treatment.

The Cancer Centers of Sharp HealthCare

Sharp offers lung cancer treatment at hospitals across San Diego — from South Bay to East County to Kearny Mesa.

Find a lung cancer specialist today

To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor who specializes in lung cancer treatment, search for cancer specialists or call 1-800-827-4277, Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm.