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:
- Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Proton Therapy*
Northwestern Medicine is a leader in providing prevention resources and early detection screening, including the Northwestern Medicine Smoking Cessation Program and the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial.
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.
The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago 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.