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Lung Cancer and Chest Tumor Services

Specialists at Rush care for patients with all types of lung cancer and chest tumors, including mesothelioma, small cell lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and thymoma.

Patients can receive care at The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Chest Tumor Clinic, where specialists including pulmonologists, oncologists and surgeons work together to develop a treatment plan tailored to each patient. The team also includes psychosocial oncologists to provide emotional support and a dedicated nurse to coordinate appointments, procedures and tests.

At Rush, doctors use minimally invasive methods like video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to diagnose and treat cancer, offering a high degree of accuracy while reducing patient discomfort.

Lung cancer and its treatments may affect your breathing, ability to talk and swallow, and endurance. Rush offers both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to help you recover and restore function.

Excellence you can trust

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) chose Rush's lung cancer care team as one of only five worldwide recipients — one of two in North America — of the foundation's inaugural Cancer Care Team Award in 2017. Acknowledging cancer care teams across the globe who go above and beyond to provide the highest-quality patient care, the award is unique in that the recipients were nominated by patients.