Facing a lung or thoracic condition or cancer may feel stressful and overwhelming. We’re here to help at every step of the way—from the moment you meet us through treatment and beyond.
Meet with us
If you have a thoracic cancer diagnosis or need further testing, your first step is to schedule a visit with us. During your visit, your doctors will explain your condition, answer questions and discuss your next steps. Your doctors may also talk about ways to support your health through diet, exercise and wellness resources. Family, friends, or caregivers are welcome, and encouraged, to join you at your visit.
Here is an example of a common screening and treatment path for lung cancer.
Your primary provider will make an appointment for you, or you may call us yourself.
These resources will help you learn more about your diagnosis and our treatments:
- Thoracic Cancers and Conditions – our personalized care is designed for patients with lung, esophageal, and other thoracic cancers.
- Diagnosis and treatment – we provide advanced treatments tailored to your condition as well as services to support your health and wellbeing.
- Familial Cancer Program (genetic counseling) – we can provide counseling for people who may have an increased risk of cancer because of their personal and/or family history.
- Center for Shared Decision Making – we are right there with you when you need to make a difficult health care decision.
Other opportunities available to you
Knowledge is power! Learning more about your condition, what we offer and what others have experienced can help you feel more in control of your health and better able to make the best choices for you. Here are some resources to explore:
- Advanced nursing - We have a team of nurses who work closely with you and your family to help navigate your treatment. They bridge the communication between physicians, you and your family. They serve as a "point person" to simplify and personalize your care.
- Clinical Trials – A clinical trial is one of the final steps in a long and careful cancer research process. Our team uses the most current research to improve patient outcomes. We have multiple trials in medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgery..
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Tobacco Treatment Program – Quitting smoking is a little easier with personalized support. We have a dedicated team to help you become smoke-free to improve your health and cancer outcomes.
- Patient and Family Support - We help you take care of your mental and emotional well-being, and the well-being of your loved one.
- Palliative services - We have a team of providers dedicated to treating the patient as a whole. We focus on alleviating symptoms caused by cancer and treatment.
- Social work - We have a dedicated social worker who addresses the personal side of cancer care. This might include financial help or help with transportation or other unexpected problems.
- Sub-specialized surgical pathology services - Our surgical pathologists are available for consultation and second-opinion review of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung disease.