Cancer Centers of Colorado
750 Wellington Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
How We Treat Lung And Thoracic Cancers
Your case is unique, which means your treatment plan will be designed around your needs. Every week, a team of specialists meets to discuss cancer cases and collaborate on the best treatment for each patient. You benefit from the combined expertise of specialists in radiology, surgery, pathology, pharmacology and oncology and therapists in fields like physical therapy and psychology.
Your recommended treatment will be based on best practices that have worked for other patients, specific aspects of your cancer/tumor, the results of all your tests, the stage of your cancer and your personal preferences.
Treatment of lung cancer depends on the type of cancer – either small cell or non-small cell. Infusion chemotherapy is the primary treatment for small cell cancer because it tends to grow and spread quickly. Surgery (segmentectomy, lobectomy or pneumonectomy) to remove the tumor is often the preferred treatment method for non-small cell lung cancer.