After a Lung or Thoracic Cancer Diagnosis

Expert guidance through treatment and recovery.

Our thoracic cancer team is skilled in the latest techniques to treat lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymoma, and other thoracic cancers. Patients will receive customized treatment in convenient locations across Detroit, including access to research and clinical trials for you a broader range of treatment, including therapies that are not yet widely available.

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What to expect at your first appointment

We will spend several hours with you to explain your diagnosis, review your treatment plan, and answer your questions. Please bring a family member, friend, or caregiver with you because you will learn a lot of important information.

At the appointment, you will:

  • Meet your nurse navigator
  • Meet with your team of doctors
  • Learn about your disease and treatment options
  • Get answers to your questions
  • Schedule additional tests or appointments
  • Connect with support group resources

Compassion care from treatment through survivorship

Personalized treatment

Advanced treatment options for thoracic cancers range from minimally invasive robot-assisted surgeries to combined therapies.

Your team of doctors will collaborate on your case during our weekly tumor board meeting. Specialists from many fields share their expertise to design the most effective treatment plan for you. Our tumor board includes:

Nurse navigators

The nurse navigator is your point of contact throughout treatment. This nurse will help you schedule appointments and answer questions and help you find additional support services, including therapies to help you manage your symptoms.

Survivorship support

During and after treatment, attending support groups can help patients and families learn more about their cancer and connect with people who understand what they’re going through. After treatment, we offer a Survivorship Workshop Series to provide support and education for patients and families.

Connect with our Cancer Team 24/7

Call us at (888) 777-4167

Schedule Appointment Online

If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell
  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
    • fever
    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

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