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Lung Cancer Care at UVA Health

For expert, compassionate care for lung cancer, you can count on UVA Health. Our team is prepared for the moment you need us most. In fact, U.S. News & World Report rated our lung cancer surgery services as "high performing" for 2023-24.

A key to a good outcome with lung cancer is detecting and then treating the tumor at an early stage. The American College of Radiology has named UVA Health a Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center. So you can be sure we provide safe, effective diagnostic care for people at high risk for lung cancer.

In addition, UVA Health is a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. We're the first such center in Virginia — and one of just 53 in the country. This title means we're a leader in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

At UVA Health, you'll find doctors and scientists who are innovators in cancer care, define new treatments, and push the boundaries of research. Working together, they'll develop a personalized treatment plan that gives you the best possible outcome. Rest assured that our team is here for you in this moment.

Thoracic Cancer Treatment at UVA Health

  • We have everything we need to diagnose and treat thoracic cancers.
  • Our staff includes specialists in non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymoma and thymic carcinoma, and other cancers within the chest.
  • Our free Tobacco Treatment Program helps patients and their families kick the habit. It's part of our commitment to limiting lung cancer across the commonwealth.
  • We offer patients Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). This program helps you recover sooner so your life can return to normal as quickly as possible.