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Lung Cancer

Our Approach to Lung Cancer Care

Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths. The two primary types of lung cancer are called non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. The MaineHealth Cancer Care Network brings together teams of specialists to accurately detect and stage lung and other thoracic (within the chest) cancers.

Finding a Lung Cancer Specialist

The list below shows which doctors may be involved in your cancer care. Select the type of specialist you're looking for to find a provider in your area.  

Why Do I Need to See So Many Doctors?

It is important that cancer specialists highly trained in their area of care participate in evaluating your diagnosis and planning your treatment.

Chronic cough, wheezing may be lung cancer signs

  • Coughing (sometimes with blood)
  • Chest and ribs hurt
  • Wheezing
  • Feeling out of breath
  • Frequent chest colds and chest infections
  • Weight loss

Lung cancer treatment options can vary

Treatment depends on the cancer type and stage. Treatment options include:

  • Surgery

  • Radiation

  • Chemotherapy

  • Targeted therapies

  • Clinical trials

  • Complementary and integrative therapies