Education Resources

Lung Cancer Care and Treatment in the South Chicago Suburbs

Every lung cancer patient at Affiliated Oncologists receives a personalized treatment plan based on the type of lung cancer and other factors such as stage and location of the cancer and the patient’s overall health.

We'll guide you through every step of the cancer care journey, starting with choosing the right lung cancer specialist, all the way through treatment, and becoming a cancer survivor.

Newly Diagnosed with Lung Cancer?

A diagnosis of lung cancer can create many questions for a new patient. It can also leave them feeling overwhelmed. If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, gathering information before your first appointment can be helpful.

The lung cancer specialists at Affiliated Oncologists want to help you prepare so that you can soak in more of the information shared during the first appointment. We hope this can ease your mind about what you can expect.

What Are the Types of Lung Cancer?

Lung cancers are categorized into two primary types: small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Both are named after the kinds of cells found in the cancer and how they appear when viewed under a microscope. NSCLC is the more common type of lung cancer. Read more about the lung cancer types to understand how they will affect the options for treatment for prognosis.

Lung Cancer Treatments & Clinical Trials Available Through Affiliated Oncologists

Lung cancer treatments have become more advanced in the past decade with genomic testing available for non-small cell lung cancer. This means the treatments can be more specific to genetic mutations causing cancer. Find out what types of treatments are available for the two main types of lung cancer.

How Lung Cancer Is Treated

Patients with lung cancer typically receive a combination of treatments based on the size, type, and stage of the lung cancer. Lung cancer treatment options can include surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy.

You and your oncologist at Affiliated Oncologists in the South Chicago area will work together to create the best, personalized lung cancer treatment plan for you.

Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Treatment

There is a tremendous amount of research underway to find new ways to treat lung cancer. This partnership allows us to provide patients with access to promising cancer research trials.

Talk to your oncologist at one of our South Chicago area cancer centers to see if a clinical trial is an option for you, whether you’re newly diagnosed or if lung cancer has recurred.

Find a Lung Cancer Specialist Near You

The comprehensive approach offered by our lung cancer team at Affiliated Oncologists combines the most advanced treatments with education and support services. Our oncologists specialize in lung cancer care and are ready to talk to you about your diagnosis and personalized treatment options.

Our lung cancer centers are located throughout South Chicago including:
Chicago Ridge
Hazel Crest
Palos Heights
Oak Lawn