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McLaren Greater Lansing Lung and Esophagus Institute

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McLaren Greater Lansing Lung and Esophagus Institute 1540 Lake Lansing Rd., Suite 205
Lansing, MI 48912

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Mon -Thur: 8 AM - 5 PM 

Fri: 8 AM - Noon 

Sat and Sun: Closed

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(517) 485-1490

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(517) 853-5550

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At McLaren Greater Lansing, You're Never Alone

Cancer can be concerning, even overwhelming. But, you need to know that McLaren Lung Cancer Institute is designed to help you fight the disease, on a medical and personal level.

The McLaren Lung Cancer Institute offers a multidisciplinary approach to advanced medical, radiological and surgical oncology treatments, and a patient navigator program to reduce the "door to therapy" time and empower people diagnosed with cancer to tackle the disease. 

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men and women, and is the most common cause of death among those with cancer. It usually affects those over 50 with a history of lung-related illnesses. Lung cancer now claims the lives of more women than even breast cancer. More than 164,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.

Symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • Chronic cough
  • Loss of weight and appetite
  • Shortness of breath and chest pains

When these symptoms do appear, lung cancer is usually in an advanced stage. While lung cancer appears to be on the decline among white and black men, it continues to rise among women of both races. Doctors estimate that because smoking is the most common cause, up to 80% of lung cancer cases could be prevented. Lung cancer takes many years to develop, but changes in the lung can begin almost immediately upon exposure to cancer-causing substances.

Second-hand smoke is another important cause of lung cancer, and is attributable to 3,000 deaths annual of those who never picked up a cigarette. Studies show that those who stop smoking can cut the risk of lung cancer in half. Exposure to radon gas, asbestos, uranium, arsenic, and certain petroleum products can also lead to lung cancer. Treatments range from radiation therapy to chemotherapy and surgery.

Multidisciplinary Approach

The goal of the McLaren Lung Cancer Institute's multidisciplinary approach is to provide seamless coordination of care by bringing together a team of experts to develop and implement patient-specific treatment plans using evidence-based medicine. The talented team of physicians includes pulmonologists, oncologists, surgeons from McLaren Greater Lansing Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeons and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, the leading cancer care provider in the state. Among options for treatment includes robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. McLaren Greater Lansing is mid-Michigan's only source for this minimally invasive procedure. 

Patient Navigator Program

Becky Loomis RN, BSN

In addition to providing high-quality cancer treatment with state-of-the-art technology, Our goal is to make care as personalized and as patient-centric as possible, so all patients feel empowered to tackle their disease. To achieve this, our Patient Navigator Program features a dedicated registered oncology nurse who works to guide you through the treatment process, ensuring you receive seamless, coordinated care, along with any other necessary support services.

Specifically, the patient navigator seeks to:

  • Address your questions and concerns
  • Help you complete insurance forms
  • Identify ways to pay for care if you don't have insurance
  • Help you with transportation, if needed
  • Direct you to further health care services
  • Identify helpful local resources and support services
  • Help you track appointments
  • Act as a resource for helpful health care information

Becky Loomis, RN, BSN
Phone: (517) 975-8030
Fax: (517) 975-3060
E-mail: becky.loomis@mclaren.org

 

At McLaren Greater Lansing Lung and Esophagus Institute, our goal is to provide you with the best care.

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