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About the Thoracic (Lung) Cancer Treatment Center

  • The Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology treats lung cancer — non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma — and other cancers of organs within the chest. We take a team approach to your treatment, coordinating among our specialists and offering a range of support services so you receive the highest quality care.

    Our physicians work closely together to provide all the clinical resources you need during your cancer treatment. Your health care team includes distinguished thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists. The team is with you at each stage of treatment to support your needs during your time at Dana-Farber. We believe in the importance of personalized medicine, and have developed a clinical research program which aims to identify the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

    In addition to our medical services, you have access to support services that meet your physical and emotional needs during your care. These include nutritional advice, integrative therapies like acupuncture and Reiki, pain and palliative specialists, and mental health professionals.

    Our clinicians are experts in treating all types of thoracic cancer, including:  

    Learn more about the thoracic cancers we treat.

  • Information and Resources

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    Becoming a Patient

    As a new Dana-Farber patient, find answers to questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

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    How Our Thoracic (Lung) Cancer Patients Rate Dana-Farber

    Take a look at our patient satisfaction survey results for our patients treated for thoracic (lung) cancer.
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    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.

  • Slide Presentations from "Living with Lung Cancer" Patient Forum

    Nutrition Considerations While Living with Lung Cancer

    View this slide presentation by Em E. Biever, MS, RD, LDN, Senior Dana-Farber Clinical Dietitian -- including the benefits of physical activity, dietary recommendations, discussion of supplements and herbs, and common side effects of treatment.

    ABCs of Radiation Therapy

    View this slide presentation by Dana-Farber radiation oncologist David Kozono, MD, PhD -- including what radiation therapy is, how it's given, how it's aimed, and other important information.

    How Is Radiation Therapy Used to Help Lung Cancer Patients?

    View this slide presentation by Raymond Mak, MD, Dana-Farber Department of Radiation Oncology -- including the role of radiation therapy in non-small cell and small cell lung cancers, conventional radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and palliative conventional radiation therapy.