Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, in both men and women. It can happen to anyone, but people who smoke have the greatest risk of developing lung cancer.

This cancer begins with the growth of abnormal cells in the lungs, forming a mass or tumor. If these cells become malignant, they can multiply and spread to other parts of the body.

Lung cancer symptoms can be difficult to ignore and include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue or weight loss.

Advances in screening technology make it easier to detect lung masses in their earliest stages. It’s important to see your doctor or health care provider early – because the sooner you begin treatment, the better your chances for treatment success.

Find the best possible care and treatment at Mercy

At Mercy, our cancer specialists offer the latest tools for diagnosing and treating lung cancer. We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Taking into account your health, the kind of tumor, and how far it has spread, we discuss the kind of treatment that’s right for you.

Your lung cancer treatment plan might include one or more of these options:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

It takes a coordinated team to treat and support patients throughout the entire process, and that’s what you’ll find at Mercy. Our cancer specialists will help to reduce your side effects, manage any pain and provide follow-up testing to ensure the cancer does not return.

But our goal is not just to provide effective care. We offer compassionate care that addresses your physical, emotional and spiritual needs, so you can live a happier, more complete life.

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Providers Nearby

Faith Fuller, FNP, Hematology, Oncology, Mercy
Hematology
Oncology
Mercy Clinic
71.4 miles
Charles H. Morgan, MD, Oncology, Hematology, Mercy
Oncology
Hematology
66.7 miles
Edward Gwin, MD, Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Mercy
Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine
71.4 miles
S. Brian Kim, MD, Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Mercy
Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine
71.4 miles

Locations Nearby

Mercy Cancer Center - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology - Sullivan

  • 1326 S. Service Road West
    Sullivan, MO 63080
  • (636) 390-1600
  • Hours of Operations:
    By appointment only. Please call to schedule.
106.5 Miles

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