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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.

The Northwestern Thoracic Surgery Program offers the most advanced technology and treatment options, including:

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.


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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?

It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.

Lurie Cancer Center Tobacco Cessation Program

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

Legal Information

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.