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About the Lung Cancer Center

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A diagnosis of lung cancer is frightening and life-altering. More Americans die from lung cancer than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. In addition, more women die from lung cancer than breast cancer. Although decades ago most patients with lung cancer did not survive longer than one year, today’s tests and treatments are saving the lives of numerous people with lung cancer. We at The Valley Hospital’s Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center dedicate our best efforts and medical knowledge to treating you and returning you to a healthy life. Highlights include:

  • Exclusively Memorial Sloan-Kettering-trained thoracic surgeons whose primary focus is lung cancer surgery. (Our thoracic surgeons are not heart surgeons or general surgeons who only occasionally perform lung surgery.)
  • A dedicated Pulmonary Nodule Center which provides state-of-the-art evaluation and management for patients found to have lung nodules on an x-ray or CT scan of uncertain significance.
  • The most minimally invasive options for lung cancer diagnosis and staging, including Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS).
  • The use of the most up-to-date minimally invasive surgical techniques for removing lung cancer, including Single Port VATS.
  • A dedicated lung surgery hospital unit where only patients undergoing lung cancer surgery are cared for after their operations.
  • Sophisticated radiation therapy approaches, including Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery for patients with lung cancer who are not candidates for lung cancer removal by surgery.
  • The availability of "Personalized Treatment" by routinely subjecting all lung cancers which undergo removal or biopsy at The Valley Hospital to Mutational Analysis, a necessary extra step needed to determine if a specific patient’s tumor will respond to a "targeted" medication.
  • The availability of an assortment of Clinical Trials exclusively for lung cancer to provide our patients with the most cutting edge treatment options available.
  • A Cancer Research Laboratory where dedicated researchers are working on future options for lung cancer patients including the development of a "blood test" for lung cancer.

Through these services, The Lung Cancer Center at The Valley Hospital provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive program for patients with lung cancer, and even for those who are at risk for the disease. Many of our services are based at the outpatient Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center, located at Valley’s Robert & Audrey Luckow Pavilion in Paramus. For more information, please call 201-634-5722.

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