Lung Cancer Care

Our lung cancer experts work together to give you specialized treatment and care for all stages and types of lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Care

Our lung cancer experts work together to give you specialized treatment and care for all stages and types of lung cancer.

Best-in-Class Lung Cancer Care That’s Focused on You

A lung cancer diagnosis can be life-changing. Our USC Lung Cancer Program team provides compassionate, expert care, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. We use cutting-edge technology to screen for lung cancer and find the most accurate diagnosis. Our highly trained specialists work together to create a treatment plan that’s customized to your specific type and stage of lung cancer.

We are leaders in lung cancer research, giving you access to groundbreaking medications and treatment options. Our mission is to make lung cancer a disease of the past and give you best-in-class care.

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Treatments We Offer

Lung cancer treatment is not a one-size-fits-all undertaking. We leverage the latest advances in lung cancer care to provide you with all the treatment options available, including access to groundbreaking clinical trials.

Our multidisciplinary team understands that it takes a combination of experts to determine the best type of treatment, often requiring a strategic blend of surgical, radiotherapy and medicine-based options — all tailored to target your specific lung cancer type and stage.

Screening and Diagnostic Imaging

From lung cancer screening to in-depth testing for a lung cancer diagnosis, our radiology and pulmonology experts are your trusted allies and advocates in care. We leverage the latest advances to detect and diagnose lung cancer, such as:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • CT-guided core needle biopsy
  • Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT)

Focused on Early Detection

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women in the United States and is also the deadliest; however, detecting lung cancer early through annual screening is a powerful — and effective — tool to improve survival.

Our highly trained radiologists are experts in detecting cancer. We use low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), which has been shown to be the most effective method of screening available today.

To participate in our lung cancer screening program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 55 years old; have smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years; and be either a current smoker or have quit within the past 15 years.
  • You must be older than 50; have smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years; and have at least one of the following risk factors:
    • Significant chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], pulmonary fibrosis)
    • Exposure to toxins such as radon, asbestos, coal and diesel fumes
    • A first-degree relative with lung cancer
    • A personal history of lung cancer, lymphoma or head and neck cancer

To schedule a lung cancer screening, call (323) 680-3534.

Our Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic

Our multidisciplinary clinic is designed to save you time and travel by bringing together your entire lung cancer care team on the same day, at the same time and in one convenient location.

Meeting with our lung specialists on the same day gives you the opportunity to ask your care team questions about all aspects of your treatment. By streamlining your care, our experts are able to shorten the time between diagnosis and treatment, while also saving you valuable time and travel between appointments.

Your same-day integrated care team includes:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigator
  • Pulmonologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologist
  • Surgical oncologists

Our Nurse Navigator

Our nurse navigator provides support and guidance by combining both clinical and administrative expertise to streamline and expedite all aspects of your care. As your key point of contact and trusted health advocate, our navigator will coordinate your appointments, take notes during your visits to our multidisciplinary clinic and manage the logistics of your care, so you can focus your efforts on your treatment and well-being.

Supporting You From Diagnosis to Survivorship

As part of our comprehensive approach to care, we offer you access to a network of resources designed to help you manage the unique challenges related to lung cancer — from diagnosis to treatment to long-term survivorship.

Navigating the Road Ahead

Our nurse navigator combines both clinical and administrative expertise to streamline all aspects of your lung cancer care.

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Adolescents and Young Adults

Our AYA program offers patients who are 39 and younger support for issues that are unique to young adults with cancer.

LIFE Cancer Survivorship Clinic

Our clinic offers information, tools and support to maximize your physical health, emotional adjustment and overall well-being, after completing cancer treatment.

Inner Strength

Patient Story

Dr. Nieva helped me face the diagnosis with more strength and less fear.

Inner Strength

Patient Story

Dr. Nieva helped me face the diagnosis with more strength and less fear.

Why Choose Us for Your Lung Cancer Treatment

Your lung cancer team brings together specialists in radiology, pulmonology, medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology to deliver complete care.

Our multidisciplinary team is trained at the highest level to treat all types and stages of lung cancer, such as small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.

We use cutting-edge screening options to help find cancer early, which can improve survival rates for lung cancer.

We offer advanced diagnostic testing, including low-dose computerized tomography (CT lung scan), so you receive the most precise diagnosis and lung cancer treatment.

Our team includes an experienced lung cancer nurse navigator who helps you manage your appointments and care.

We provide a full range of support services to help you and your family throughout your lung cancer journey.

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