Pulmonology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) is a specialty focused on diagnosing and treating lung and respiratory diseases and conditions, including lung cancer. The pulmonologists at the cancer care center in Philadelphia also treat pneumonia, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tuberculosis, asthma and pulmonary hypertension.
There are two major types of lung cancer called small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. To accurately diagnosis lung cancer, pathologists at CTCA® test the characteristics of cancer cells to identify specific cancer types. Pulmonologists at Eastern work with patients throughout their cancer journey, from initial diagnosis and staging through treatment and side effect management. Individualized care begins with a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s symptoms. Pulmonologists at the hospital in Pennsylvania also review the patient’s health history and request medical records as needed.
The pulmonologists at the Pennsylvania cancer center perform advanced, minimally invasive interventional procedures in the airways and chest cavity, including advanced bronchoscopic and pleuroscopic techniques. The pulmonologists work with other members of your care team to choose a combination of therapies designed treat the cancer and improve your quality of life.
At CTCA at Eastern, our pulmonologists work with an extended care team of clinicians who offer evidence-based supportive therapies as part of our side effect management model. The therapies may include pain management, nutrition therapy, spiritual support, oncology rehabilitation, chiropractic care or acupuncture. CTCA in Philadelphia offers state-of-the-art technologies in a comfortable treatment setting. Compassionate, personalized care is delivered by an experienced team of physicians and clinicians.