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Treatments for Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening

Early detection is key to diagnosing and treating lung cancer before it spreads. If you’re at increased risk of developing lung cancer – because of age or smoking history – your primary care physician may recommend a lung cancer screening test. Studies show that screening reduces lung cancer deaths by 20 percent in patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer.

Our highly skilled radiologists use a low-dose helical CT scan (imaging test with lower levels of radiation to minimize exposure risks) to screen for lung cancer. If a screening test shows anything suspicious, your doctor will order diagnostic tests, so we can detect problems in the early stages. Learn more about screening for lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Diagnosis

At Johns Hopkins, our highly trained team of specialists uses advanced technology to provide an accurate diagnosis. We offer every type of diagnostic procedure, from the latest chest imaging scans to innovative interventional pulmonology techniques to help you breathe. Learn more about diagnosing lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Stages

Once our team has confirmed a diagnosis, we perform staging tests to determine how large the tumor is and whether it has spread to other parts of the body. Staging helps doctors determine the most appropriate, effective treatment and care plan. Learn more about staging lung cancer.

Treatment for Lung Cancer

Our lung cancer specialists design a treatment that is unique to your stage of cancer, symptoms and specific needs. We provide a full range of the latest, most effective cancer treatment options including minimally invasive surgical procedures, targeted radiation and emerging cancer therapies such as immunotherapy and epigenetic therapy. Learn more about prevention, diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer at Johns Hopkins.