Lung Cancer Services
Learning of a lung cancer diagnosis is an overwhelming and emotional event. That's why the Cancer Center at Overlake provides patients facing lung cancer with expert and compassionate care in a supportive environment.
Overlake's unique program is distinguished by state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, leading-edge treatments, and a skilled, interdisciplinary staff, which includes a dedicated thoracic surgeon and a lung cancer navigator. The lung cancer navigator is available to provide guidance to patients and their families throughout the treatment process. Our Cancer Resource Center offers a wealth of resources and information for patients and their families, as well as support groups and smoking cessation classes.
About Lung Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in men and women. Early lung cancer diagnosis is critical, but is made difficult by the fact that symptoms may not be apparent until the disease is in its later stages.
The two most common types of lung cancer are small cell and non-small cell.
- Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type and spreads more slowly than small cell lung cancer.
- Small cell lung cancer occurs in about 20 percent of lung cancer cases. Its cells are smaller than most other cancer cells, but can replicate quickly and spread to other areas of the body.