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Cancer Care

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer Specialists, Lung Cancer Treatment, Cancer Specialists 
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Diagnosis & Treatment Options 

Diagnostic Techniques

Lung cancer can be difficult to diagnose early. Common symptoms of lung or other chest cancers include cough, blood-streaked sputum, chest pain and recurring pneumonia or bronchitis. Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas use several diagnostic tools to determine if you have cancer, including:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest X-ray
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung CT
  • PET Scan
  • Sputum Cytology

If you are diagnosed with cancer, your personal physician or a Baylor Dallas clinical coordinator can make a referral to medical, surgical and radiation oncologists on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas.

Physician referral information is available by calling the Patient Navigation Program at 214.820.3535 or by calling 1.800.4BAYLOR (422.9567) or searching our online physician directory.

Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas offer care management from initial diagnosis or second opinion and consultation through follow-up care.

Advanced Treatments

Treatment options for lung cancer are expanding. The increasing complexity of options, combined with the need for aggressive treatment of lung cancer, led to the development of the Baylor Sammons Lung Cancer Center at Dallas. Clinical trials offer another level of treatment options, including:

  • Biologic Therapy (Immunotherapy) - a treatment that uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory to boost, direct or restore the body's natural defenses against cancer.
  • Chemotherapy
  • CyberKnife® Radiosurgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • High-dose rate brachytherapy