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More than 35 million Americans suffer from chronic lung disease, and the number of men and women receiving such a diagnosis is on the rise. The most common forms of lung disease in women are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. In fact, women are 1.5 times more likely to contract lung cancer than men.

Northwestern Medicine offers the most advanced technology and treatment options, including:

Lung Cancer Screening Program

A lung cancer screening scan showing early lung cancer.

The Northwestern Medicine Lung Cancer Screening Program specializes in the imaging evaluation and follow-up of patients at high risk for lung cancer. Our mission is to provide evidence-based, timely and personalized care for patients who undergo lung cancer screening.

Learn more about the program.

Cancer Care Centers

Battling cancer is a multistep journey that may require many visits. During treatment, you need to devote your energy to getting healthy, not getting to the next appointment. That’s why treatment and support services at Northwestern Medicine are conveniently located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, so you can get quick access to all the expertise and support you need, close to home.

Lung Cancer Care in Downtown Chicago

The Northwestern Medicine Thoracic (Chest) Surgery Program offers the latest surgical procedures for both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the chest

Lung Cancer Care in the Northern Suburbs

The board-certified pulmonologists at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the respiratory system, including the chest and lungs.

Lung Cancer Care in the Western Suburbs

The thoracic (lung) oncology team at Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville and Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor focuses on providing personalized treatments and care.

Lung Cancer Care In The Northwest Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine offers a low-dose CT lung screening in the northwest suburbs.


Nurse speaking with cancer support group patient.

Cancer Support Services

Northwestern Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your cancer journey.

Looking for a Cancer Second Opinion?

You deserve to be comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your physician. A second opinion with another specialist can help you make the most informed choices.

Lurie Cancer Center Tobacco Cessation Program

A comprehensive tobacco treatment program for Lurie Cancer Center patients: integrated within your cancer care.

Assess Your Lung Cancer Risk

Learn about your lung cancer risk and whether you should be screened for lung cancer.


The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.