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On Cancer: Latest Information about Lung Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering

By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Pictured: Manjit Bains Thoracic surgeon Manjit Bains (right) working with his team.

Every person who comes to Memorial Sloan Kettering for lung cancer treatment receives personalized care from a team of specialists focused exclusively on cancers arising in the chest, including both non-small cell and small cell lung cancers. Our multidisciplinary team ensures that you are treated with the combination of therapies that most effectively treats your disease and gives you the best chance of success.

In our recently updated guide to non-small cell lung cancer, you can learn how our experts have advanced personalized medicine for patients. We are among the few centers in the world to perform genetic testing of tumors for all patients with non-small cell lung cancer, which helps optimize results by indicating which targeted chemotherapy is likely to be most effective. We are also one of the most experienced centers in the United States in lung cancer surgery, performing more than 500 lung cancer operations per year with the most-advanced surgical approaches.

Explore our updated guide to small cell lung cancer to learn how our physicians diagnose and stage this type of cancer to determine the most effective treatment approach, which could include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.

Within each guide, you can browse our clinical trials available to people with various types and stages of lung cancer, and learn about the support services you can take advantage of during and after treatment.


My husband has small non cell lung cancer, and also bladder cancer (2 different types) and is finally being treated with radiation to bladder as had 6 treatments of the ? bcg? the md said it made it worse although he didnt recheck him until 2 months after last treatment, they have yet to start any treatment on lungs as still waitin for one of the tests to come back, he is getting worse, now on 7 to 8 liters of O2. They have suspected it since march and are now just doing something about it Had a vast biopsy about 2 weeks ago. Why are they dilly dalling about this. We are at the arnot ogden medical center as my insurance wont pay if we go else where if the treatments can be done here. I am so frustrated, Dont seem to be able to get much answers. Thank you>> Carolyn Ackler

Since from two weeks I'm facing problems with pelvic pain. Relatives are saying that it is one of the symptom of ovarian cancer. please suggest whether I have go for treatment or any tests.Lung Cancer Info Guide 

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we are unable to answer personal medical questions on our blog. To make an appointment with a Memorial Sloan-Kettering physician, please call 800-525-2225.


Unfortunately, we are unable to answer specific medical questions on our blog. To make an appointment with a Memorial Sloan-Kettering doctor, please call 800-525-2225.

Our evening news had a new treatment done at your hospital a few nights ago but I can't recall the new drug used for lung and ovarian cancers. Please let me know what it was or where I can find out more information. Thank You.

Hi, Carolyn, you may be referring to an immunotherapy study that was discussed by physician-scientist Jedd Wolchok on NBC Nightly News on May 15. You can view the story here: You can also read more about the study on p. 7 of this document: Thank you for your comment.

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