About thoracic cancer
Thoracic cancer is a group of diseases that involve the chest region. The most common ones are lung, esophageal, chest wall, and lymphoma.
In the United States, more men and women die of lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Many people believe only smokers and ex-smokers get the disease. Not true. There are many different causes, but early treatment means a better chance at recovery.
Hope with Harrison’s thoracic surgery
A thoracic cancer diagnosis can cause patients much anxiety. After all, lung cancer affects your breathing—the essence of life. At Harrison, your thoracic care team offers the latest technology to combat this disease.
Our team approach means that you get the best treatment plan for your individual needs. We recommend surgery when it’s in your best interests.
Harrison serves community members throughout the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, as well as in adjoining counties. Our patients benefit from thoracic specialist with great experience and expertise.
Types of thoracic surgery
Harrison provides many types of thoracic cancer surgery, including minimally invasive procedures and video-assisted surgeries. An operation might be as small as a biopsy performed through an incision at the base of the neck—or as involved as removing part of a lung through an incision beneath a breast. Depending on your procedure, you might go home on the day of surgery—or you might require several days of inpatient care.
We have many years of experience performing a wide range of thoracic surgeries, including:
Thoracic surgeons at Harrison
Our thoracic cancer care includes doctors, nurses, and other caregivers who have specialized in this field. They know what you’re going through. They know you need support—and you’ll get it.
You can count on your Harrison surgeon to provide superior technical abilities. They’re some of the top in the nation:
Our thoracic surgeons include doctors certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.