We understand that this may be an uneasy time for you as you are about to start treatment, but we are here to here to help you feel confident and supported through it all.
When you come to us for your lung cancer treatment, you get access to multispecialty teams of cancer specialists, supportive care services, and the latest integrative treatments.
Our specialists take a collaborative approach to treating lung cancer, combining the latest in medicine, science, and research to get the best possible results for you.
When undergoing treatment for lung cancer, it is important to have a clear understanding of the process and what to expect. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you feel informed, comforted, and supported throughout your treatment journey. Here’s what you can expect:
Your doctors will provide detailed explanations of the treatments planned for you and the reasons behind them. Before each procedure or therapy, you will be informed about what will happen, how it works, what it may cost, and any potential side effects. This way you will have a comprehensive understanding of your treatment plan and can make informed decisions. Our Question Guide can help you discover questions to ask your providers during appointments.
Our priority is your physical and emotional well-being. We strive to create a comfortable environment during your treatment and afterward. Sometimes it's making sure you feel the comforts of home during treatment, or just having a friendly face and empathetic ear to truly hear you and be there in the moment.
We are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, your team of specialists will be available to provide guidance and clarification. We understand that navigating the treatment process can be overwhelming, so we are committed to offering you the support and assistance you need throughout treatment.
Remember, you are not alone in this journey. We are dedicated to providing you with the best care possible, keeping you well-informed, comfortable, and supported. Together, we will work towards your recovery and help restore your overall well-being.
There’s comfort in being around people who are going through a similar journey as you and sharing experiences. We have established strong relationships with local resources and support groups tailored to lung cancer patients like you. We encourage you to explore these connections, which can not only provide a supportive network but also offer the opportunity to share experiences with individuals who can truly relate to you and make you feel even more supported.
Clinical trials are ongoing studies that we conduct to find new ways to treat lung cancer. If you are interested in hearing about the current clinical trials we are conducting, and want to consider participating, please speak to your doctor.
We understand that things outside of treatment, like payments and transportation arrangements, can feel overwhelming.
That’s why we have Financial Counselors, Financial Navigators, and Lodging & Transportation Navigators. Our Financial Counselors can help you understand the cost of care, your insurance coverage and claims, and how you can make the most of the payment options available to you. Lodging & Transportation Navigators will make sure you have assistance getting to and from your appointments and to help you navigate finances for any transportation needed.
We understand that you may want to get a second opinion for a number of different reasons. We are here to help you in any way that we can.
We want to hear about everything you’re feeling. Questions, concerns, and changes in your expectations can come up at any time during your treatment. At any point you may find yourself wanting to:
Get a second opinion
Try another treatment
Explore other options
Escalate the process
If that’s the case, please let us know and we will do everything possible to address your concerns. Our goal is to help you, even if this means making a change in our approach.