L is for Listening:
Lung Cancer Care at St.Vincent

 

Lung cancer kills more men and women in Marion County and the surrounding area than any other type of cancer. Arriving at the best possible treatment for this serious disease takes a team who listens.

St.Vincent Cancer Care believes in the power of listening — both to our patients, and to each other. It’s why we bring our oncologists, surgeons, pulmonologists and patient navigators together for multidisciplinary conferences, where they work together to arrive at the best possible treatment for each patient. Research has shown this to be a uniquely powerful approach, improving the timeliness and quality of care for our patients.

Learn more about lung cancer care at St.Vincent.

St.Vincent Cancer Care performs more surgeries for lung cancer than any other cancer center in Indiana. We’re home to some of the top cancer specialists and thoracic surgeons in the state. Learn more about our services and team. Click here.

Get the facts on lung cancer.

What exactly is lung cancer? Who is it most likely to affect? Is there a way to screen for lung cancer? Get answers to these questions and more. Click here.

Watch an inspirational video about lung cancer.

On Nov. 1, 2011, St.Vincent Cancer Care hosted the first-ever Shine A Light On Lung Cancer vigil in central Indiana. See why this was such an important event for our community. Click here. 

You can be a part of this year’s vigil, November 13, 2012! Learn more about how you can be involved.

A St.Vincent expert discusses lung cancer.

Read an in-depth Q&A with Dr. Richard Freeman, Medical Director of St.Vincent Cancer Care, in which he discusses how to lower your risk for lung cancer, and what St.Vincent Cancer Care is doing to fight the disease with clinical trials and multidisciplinary conferences. Click here.

Start reducing your risk right now.

As St.Vincent Women’s Health Practitioner Julie Schneiders notes in this informative post at 3384HER.com, cigarette smoking is by far the biggest risk factor for lung cancer, and it also puts you at risk for a number of other cancers. If you’re a smoker, you can cut your cancer risk dramatically by quitting.

At St.Vincent, we understand that quitting isn’t easy. That’s why we offer a tobacco cessation program to people who are interested in getting help to quit. Click here to learn more.

Have you been a smoker (consistently or off and on) for 20 years or more? You may be a candidate for a lung scan. Learn more about the $99 Lung Scan at St. Vincent.