There are several forms of thoracic cancers, each with their own unique symptoms, stages and treatments. With early diagnosis and intervention, most thoracic cancers such as lung cancer or esophageal cancer can be managed through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of treatments. The FHCI is also heavily involved in clinical trials, ever at the forefront of exploring new methods to treat lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, and other less common thoracic cancers. To request an appointment, contact our care coordinator.
Each year more than 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer. However, despite the serious nature of lung cancer, the prognosis for beating it is much better than it was even five years ago, thanks to early detection efforts and new treatment strategies. Click here to learn more.
Far more common in men than women, esophageal cancer accounts for more than 16,000 new cases each year. Thanks to improved treatments and early intervention, the survival rates for esophageal cancer have improved greatly since the 1960s when only a small percentage of people with the disease survived more than five years. Click here to learn more.
Most mesotheliomas begin in the chest cavity. Though fairly rare, there are still about 2,000 to 3,000 new cases each year, primarily in men over 65. Early detection and intervention by doctors at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute's Mesothelioma Clinic is essential in treating the disease. Click here to learn more.
The presence of lung nodules does not automatically signal that you have cancer. Benign nodules can actually be quite common. To ensure that the nodules are benign, physicians at the FHCI will monitor changes in size, shape or appearance through regular tests. Click here to learn more.
Rare forms of cancer include chondrosarcoma, liposarcoma, and thymoma. Each of these presents unique challenges that doctors at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute address with a broad range of traditional and leading edge treatment strategies. Click here to learn more.
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