UNC REX Healthcare’s Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Program is here to take care of you from the moment you’re diagnosed throughout your cancer recovery. Thoracic cancers can occur in and around the chest and may include the chest wall, lungs, throat area and more. Our compassionate team of experts will provide a personalized care plan for you as they offer guidance and support through every aspect of your treatment and recovery.
A Personalized Approach from a Multidisciplinary Team
When you choose to receive treatment at UNC REX Healthcare, you benefit from the expertise and experience of our entire team of specialists. Through our multidisciplinary approach to care, specialized physicians from different medical disciplines meet regularly and work together to determine the best treatment plan for you.
We also provide a patient care navigator who can answer your questions, help you keep track of your appointments, connect you with support services and address any concerns that arise during your treatment.
Your team will be made up of specialists from REX Thoracic Surgical Specialists, REX Pulmonary Specialists, REX Hematology Oncology Associates, and REX-UNC Radiation Oncology. Your core team will stay with you throughout treatment and may include a:
As part of our comprehensive approach to cancer care, you will also have access to:
Diagnosis and Treatment
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer found in men and women (excluding skin cancer). At UNC REX, we offer a lung cancer screening program for people who are at high risk for contracting the disease. If you think you are at risk, talk to your doctor or call 919-784-5650 to set up a screening appointment.
Whatever your diagnosis, your cancer care team will work with you to create a personalized plan that applies the latest technology and treatments, including:
- Advanced Endoscopic Therapies
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
- Molecular Testing
- Navigational Bronchoscopy
- Radiation Therapy
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy