Lung Cancer

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Newly diagnosed lung cancer patients have more reason to be optimistic than at any time in the past. Advancements in early detection and treatment have steadily improved the outlook in recent years.

At Norton Cancer Institute, our lung cancer oncologists and other specialists have extensive experience improving the lives of those with lung cancer. It’s a special need in Kentucky, which has the highest rates of lung cancer in the country.

More people in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Cancer Institute for lung cancer care than any other provider in the area. Our lung cancer oncologists and other specialists are board-certified and fellowship-trained leaders in their field. They’re at the forefront of new discoveries that help patients get back to living their lives.

If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, you want to start getting better right away. That’s why we offer same-day appointments for newly diagnosed patients.

At Norton Cancer Institute, you’ll have a one-on-one relationship with your oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist or other specialist. The next cancer doctor you see will be either someone you know or someone you’ll be seeing again who knows your case.

Innovative Lung Cancer Care Tailored for You

We use the latest equipment and procedures to make a precise diagnosis of your cancer.

We can evaluate masses painlessly with ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. Biopsies — procedures to extract tissue and examine it — are another way to precisely diagnose your lung cancer. We use robotic-assisted bronchoscopy to perform minimally invasive biopsies in the lungs, including often difficult-to-reach parts of the lung where airways are tiny.

Our advanced testing options will help your specialist determine a care plan that’s tailored for you based on the stage of your tumor and your treatment goals. Your comprehensive care team of physicians and other health care providers meets regularly to review your case and plan the next steps.

Your customized treatment plan may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, as well as targeted molecular therapies for certain subtypes of lung cancer.

Our state-of-the-art treatments include immunotherapy and biologic therapies that can provide a unique care plan designed specifically to target the genetic makeup of your cancer.

In addition to our current leading-edge treatments, we offer our patients the opportunity to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute- and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. These trials help improve current cancer treatments, in addition to finding new and promising solutions.

Lung Cancer Care for the Whole Person

  • Norton Cancer Institute has seven outpatient locations and multiple infusion centers in Louisville, surrounding counties in Kentucky and in Southern Indiana. We have three radiation centers located just off major interstates, with free self-service parking and valet parking.
  • Our Norton Cancer Institute Comprehensive Lung Center allows you to see your oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist, counselor, nutritionist and other members of your care team all in one visit.
  • Customized treatments include the most advanced technology for every type of lung cancer.
  • We have a dedicated lung cancer patient navigator and lung screening navigators to guide you through the treatment process. The navigator is a registered nurse and advocate for patients and families and can help coordinate scheduling to minimize your visits. The navigator provides information and support throughout your diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
  • Five Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers in Louisville and Southern Indiana offer a variety of support services that address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Specially trained oncology nurses also are on hand to provide one-on-one counseling.
  • Norton Cancer Institute is the first health system in Kentucky to become a GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Center of Excellence in both care continuum and screenings. This designation reflects the use of:
    • A patient-centric, collaborative care model that means patients can see an oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist, counselor, nutritionist and other members of their care team all in one visit
    • The most effective diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and techniques available
Lung Cancer Team

Why Choose Norton Cancer Institute

More patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Cancer Institute than any other provider in the area. We provide compassionate care for the whole person, not just the cancer.

Our Norton Cancer Institute oncologists are also researchers and principal investigators, offering patients sophisticated experience in the latest treatments and access to more than 200 clinical trials.

  • Access to more than 100 specialists, including board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologists
  • Multidisciplinary setting, meaning you get the benefit of opinions from multiple specialists across Norton Healthcare and often can schedule appointments for the same day in the same location
  • Immunotherapies such as CAR-T cell therapy, genetic therapies tailored to combat the unique genetic makeup of your cancer and the latest in surgical treatments, chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • State-of-the-art Norton Cancer Institute Genomics Lab offering highly specialized testing that makes it possible to tailor advanced treatments based on a tumor’s specific genetic composition
  • Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for minimally invasive lung biopsies that can reach more parts of the lung without major surgery
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance accepted
  • At Norton Specialty Pharmacy, patients receive regular consultations on their medications and treatment plan, making sure they get their prescriptions quickly and accurately. Our specialty pharmacists collaborate closely with your oncology team.
  • Use your free Norton MyChart account to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions, get on the wait list for an earlier appointment and more anytime from a mobile device or computer

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