Abramson Cancer Center researchers and clinicians have led the way nationally, for decades, in understanding the causes of lung cancer, mesothelioma and related disorders; and in finding more effective formsof treatment.
Today there's more hope than ever for those who face lung cancer and related disorders. Our team has worked together for years caring for those with lung cancer, mesothelioma and related disorders. By putting our experience to work, we offer the best possible treatment outcomes.
Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the lining of the chest or abdomen.
Our lung team also cares for those with cancer of the trachea, mediastinum, and other areas that make up the lung or pulmonary system. Penn thoracic lung surgeons oversee our Lung Nodule Clinic and care for those with cancer of the esophagus
Our lung cancer team also cares for those with disorders related to lung cancer such as: asbestosis, and coal workers' pneumoconiosis.
If diagnosed with lung cancer, or a related disorder, it's important to have the best team of experts available.
At Penn's Center for Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma and Related Disorders there are individuals nationally recognized for their expertise. They can provide the information, care and support to help each step of the way.
Our prominent lung cancer, mesothelioma and related disorders research program is conducting important studies, ensuring that the latest discovery is translated to better patient care immediately.
The knowledge gained through our research allows us to better care for people with an elevated risk for lung cancer and those who have the disease itself.
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"There is a plan and meaning for everyone. If you get through cancer it really does change you. It makes you a better person: you live more in the moment, you become more compassionate, and you deeply understand what other people are going through when coping with the same terror of cancer. If I had to talk to someone who has to go through what I went through I would say, stay positive and live in the moment with gratitude. One sure way to take focus off yourself is to help and serve others. My spiritually and prayer was so important during my cancer journey. As Mother Teresa said 'the fruit of prayer is love and the fruit of love is service.' My experience at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center was magnificent! Doctors provide compassionate care, coupled with cutting edge technology!"
- Maryann Volpe
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