Lung & Thoracic Cancer
The cancer specialists and cancer researchers at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute understand that more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer and offer the most-emerging therapies and clinical trial opportunities to patients with lung cancer or thoracic cancer. Dr. Ani Balmanoukian is the Director of our Lung Program and has been at the forefrot of Lung Cancer care as a physician and a world renowned researcher Dr. Balmanoukian leads a team of cancer specialists that ensure the most complete and comprehensive care to our patients.
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Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lung grow abnormally and form tumors. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Smoking causes the majority of lung cancer cases. Early stages of lung cancer may not produce symptoms; however, early diagnosis and treatment is important to ensure the best outcome. Lung cancer may be treated with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Learn more about lung cancer.
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The trachea is commonly known as the windpipe. The trachea brings air from your mouth and nose to your lungs. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma are the most frequent types of tracheal cancer. Tracheal cancer is usually cared for with surgery, radiotherapy, and palliative chemotherapy.
The mesothelium is a membrane that lines the chest and abdomen and surrounds the organs in these areas. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that most frequently is caused by asbestos exposure. When asbestos particles are inhaled, the asbestos fibers cannot be “coughed out” or removed by the lungs, which leads to an inflammatory response. In many cases, mesothelioma may not be found until the cancer has progressed.
When you swallow, food travels from your throat through the esophagus and to the stomach. The exact cause of esophageal cancer is unknown. However, it appears that long-term gastric acid reflux (GERD) may contribute to esophageal cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are two types of esophageal cancer.
We also treat:
- Other Mediastinal Tumors
- Chest Wall Tumors, Thyomas
Call (310) 582-7900 or use our secure online appointment request form to schedule an appointment at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute Lung & Thoracic Cancer Care Center in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California.