Dr. Alice Shaw reflects on the rapidity of advances in lung cancer therapies over the last decade. Dr. Shaw talks about how fortunate she’s been to witness an incredible transformation in the care of lung cancer patients.
Lung cancer is cancer that usually starts in the lining of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs), but can also begin in other areas of the respiratory system, including the trachea, bronchioles, or alveoli.
Featured Treatment Areas
Interventional Radiology at Mass General offers minimally invasive, image-guided treatments for many types of cancer.
Image-Guided Tumor Ablation
Interventional Radiology at Mass General offers image-guided tumor ablation, a minimally invasive, image-guided therapy used to treat many types of cancerous tumors.
Lung Cancer Treatment Program
The Center for Thoracic Cancers offers patients and families access to one of New England's most experienced programs for lung cancer.
Lung Screening Program
Mass General Imaging screens high-risk patients for lung cancer at multiple locations using low-dose CT.
Lung Thermal Ablation Program
The Lung Thermal Ablation Program provides expertise in radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA) and cryoablation. Eligible patients include those with lung metastases, as well as early-stage or recurrent lung cancer.
PET-CT services are available in Boston, Chelsea and Danvers.
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