Lung Cancer Unit
Moores Cancer Center now uses genetic testing to analyze tumors and tailor cancer treatments to individual patients.
See Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy.
A diagnosis of lung cancer can be terribly frightening. At the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, we’re here to provide you with the best possible care. While there may not be a cure for all types of lung cancer, there are treatments to improve well-being or prolong life.
Our lung-cancer team includes doctors who pioneered innovative treatment for early and advanced stage lung cancer, as well as a medical oncologist (cancer doctor) whose only area of specialty is lung cancer. Team members include pulmonologists in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (ranked 8th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report), plus surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurse managers, and others who bring their unique perspective to tailor a treatment plan specific to your individual needs.
For more information — including symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis, and treatment information — see Lung Cancer.
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Uniquely Focused on You
What makes your care at the Moores Cancer Center unique is our coordinated team approach. Lung cancer is a complex disease, and it is vitally important to take advantage of all possible options, including medical treatment, surgery and radiation oncology.
Dr. Lyudmila Bazhenova, a medical oncologist with special expertise in lung cancer, oversees your care, following you through initial diagnosis, treatment decisions, specialized procedures, and follow-up. In a regularly scheduled lung-cancer meeting, she will review your case with other team members, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists (lung specialists), and additional specialists. Your specific medical condition is discussed from all treatment perspectives, and an individualized treatment plan is designed specifically for you.
Because lung cancer is such a life-threatening disease, it is important to receive your care at a top-ranked center with a team of multidisciplinary specialists. San Diego’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Moores Cancer Center receives patient referrals from throughout the nation. As our patient, you’ll receive an individualized treatment plan from a team of highly trained, compassionate healthcare providers who pledge to follow you throughout your care.
A New Level of Caring
As a patient of the Moores Cancer Center, you’ll become part of our acclaimed support service, where we’ll help you manage symptoms, as well as the many psychological and social problems that can arise – ranging from concerns about appearance and employment, to talking with a spouse or family member. You’ll also have access to a Lung Cancer Support Group.
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