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Conditions We Treat: Chest Wall Tumors

Chest wall tumors are rare. Some tumors are cancerous, while others are noncancerous. Our doctors use advanced imaging tests to monitor and diagnose chest wall tumors that are problematic. We offer every treatment option available for chest wall tumors. From surgical resection and reconstruction to combination chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, we provide all of your care needs here at Johns Hopkins.  

Chest Wall Tumors: What You Need to Know

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  • Tumors found in the chest are either primary tumors (starting in the chest wall) or metastatic tumors (spread to the chest wall from cancer that started somewhere else in the body).
  • Some chest wall tumors can cause breathing problems.
  • Treatments for chest wall tumors include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. 

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Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of chest wall tumors?


Our Physicians

At Johns Hopkins, our doctors are skilled in the latest techniques to treat lung cancer and related conditions including chest wall tumors. We are leaders in thoracic surgery, offering advanced surgical techniques to treat your cancer.

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Our Research

We are one of the region’s top centers for diagnosing, treating and researching lung cancer including chest wall tumors. Patients come to Johns Hopkins from all over the country to participate in our clinical trial opportunities. 

Learn more about our research and clinical trials.


Our Treatments

We provide patients with coordinated, fully integrated care that puts your unique health needs first. Our doctors work together to design you the most effective, least invasive treatment plan possible.



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Our Locations

  • Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Campus - (410)-955-LUNG (5864)
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  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital - (410)-955-LUNG (5864)
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  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. - (202)-660-6500
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