Stony Brook offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up services for patients with lung cancer, including expedited diagnosis and technologically advanced radiation, surgical, and systemic therapies. See Diagnostics, Treatments & Technologies for more information.
- State-of-the-Art Technology. This includes radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation; image-guided radiotherapy; PET/CT fusion imaging scanning; interventional bronchoscopy, including endobronchial ultrasound biopsy, navigational bronchoscopy, stenting, transbronchial needle aspiration for nonsurgical diagnosis and staging with onsite pathology, cautery, laser, and brachytherapy. Five-year results for these less invasive modalities have just become available and they are very favorable.
- Surgery. Thoracic surgery remains the preferred treatment for curative intent, and procedures performed include pneumonectomy, lobectomy, VATS lobectomy, wedge resection, thoracoscopy, and mediastinoscopy. The program has very favorable five-year results compared to national data. To learn more, click here.
- Interventional Pulmonology. The standard of care for the diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer and complex airway disease has greatly improved. Sajive Aleyas, MD, one of the few pulmonologists in the country with advanced training in interventional pulmonology and lung cancer treatment, has brought pioneering innovations to the Suffolk County community. To learn more, click here. For a complete list of interventional pulmonary procedures, click here.
- Radiofrequency and Cryoablation. When a patient is unable to have surgery, one of these two treatments may be an option. To learn more, click here.
- Chemotherapy. As part of your treatment, chemotherapy may be needed. To learn more, click here.
- Lung Cancer Screening Program. This program offers a low-dose radiation chest computed tomography (CT) scan for patients at high-risk. Those who smoke or are former smokers are encouraged to learn if they qualify for this screening. To learn if you qualify, click here.
- Radiation Therapy. There are differrent types of radiation therapy. Your doctor will determine which one is best for your care. To learn more, click here>.
- Brachytherapy. Brachytherapy is one type of radiation therapy. To learn more, click here.
- Stereotactic Radiation Therapy. Your doctor may choose this type of radiation therapy for your care. To learn more, click here.
- Diagnostic Services. Your doctor may request one of these diagnostics tests for you. To learn more, click here.
Our exceptional clinical support services contribute to coordinated care. These include Nutrition Services, Pain Management, Palliative Care/Survivorship & Support, Pharmacy Services, Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation, Therapeutic Yoga, and our Tumor Board. For more information, see Patient Support.