Small Cell Lung Cancer
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Provides Personalized Care for Small Cell Lung Cancer
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, we know the anxiety you must feel. We can help. Of the 221,200 new cases of lung cancer estimated to be reported in 2015, only 10 to 15 percent are estimated to be small cell lung cancer. This type of lung cancer starts near the bronchi in the center of the chest and tends to spread quickly. UH Seidman Cancer Center’s highly skilled physicians and cancer specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating small cell lung cancer.
Our team can tailor lung cancer treatment to each patient’s individual needs. Our advance treatments include:
Cancer Team Approach Puts Patients First
UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of cancer. Our patients benefit from a team approach to small cell lung cancer care. The following specialists may be involved in the care and treatment of lung cancer patients:
- Genetic counselors
- Medical geneticists
- Medical oncologists
- Nurse navigators
- Nurse practitioners
- Radiation oncologists
- Social workers
- Surgical oncologists
Nationally Recognized Cancer Program
At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we deliver a full range of treatment options, from conventional methods to leading-edge alternatives. Because of our high standard of excellence in research and clinical care, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has recognized Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, which includes UH Seidman Cancer Center, as one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the country. Our entire team evaluates and reviews every case so diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on the knowledge of our team of experts. Together, we work through every step of cancer care.
Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board review each week. The team reviews and discusses every case, ensuring that all realistic treatment options are considered.
Lung Cancer Clinical Trials
UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with lung cancer, including:
- Studying radiation therapy for patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer who are getting chemo. Learn more.