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With more options to treat lung cancer than ever before, it’s crucial to find the one that’s right for you. At Atrium Health Levine Cancer, our lung cancer specialists have expertise in all the latest breakthroughs to provide you with a treatment plan that can prolong your life and improve your chance of recovery.

Complete Care, Close to Home

With more than 25 locations across North Carolina and South Carolina, Levine Cancer gives you access to comprehensive care close to home, including screening, advanced treatments, clinical trials and supportive care.

Count on the Right Diagnosis

Deciding on an appropriate treatment plan begins with an accurate diagnosis. Our in-house lab provides results quickly so we can promptly identify the stage of your cancer – and our specialization in molecular (biomarker) testing allows us to identify exact cancer mutations to help us choose the best treatment for you.

Other diagnostic approaches include:

  • Imaging scans, including CT, MRI, PET and PET/CT
  • Biopsies, using minimally invasive techniques

The Most Advanced Treatments, Right Here

Depending on your diagnosis and stage of cancer, we’ll design a treatment plan that takes advantage of the most effective and least invasive approaches available.

Advanced surgical options:

  • Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. This state-of-the-art technique is less invasive than open surgery, while reducing pain, complications and length of hospital stay. We’re the only provider performing these types of surgeries in the greater Charlotte area.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Your surgeon inserts a thin, lighted tube attached to a small camera through tiny incisions in the chest. This allows them to evaluate and treat your lung tumor in a minimally invasive way.

Innovative medical treatment options:

  • Chemotherapy. We offer the latest chemotherapy agents to destroy cancer cells, and it's now designed to produce fewer toxic side effects.
  • Radiation therapy. New radiation therapy techniques precisely target cancer cells with high-energy beams and with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
  • Targeted therapy. Anti-cancer drugs can slow or stop the growth of tumors by turning certain genes on or off.
  • Immunotherapy. These innovative therapies use the body’s own immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.

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Lifesaving Therapies Through Clinical Trials

When you need care that goes beyond current treatments, Levine Cancer gives you access to potentially breakthrough cures through an extensive program of clinical trials.

Currently, patients can participate in more than 10 ongoing trials, including Phase 1 studies, for many types and stages of lung cancer.

Learn more about lung cancer trials that may be right for you.


The Support You Need at Every Step

From the moment of diagnosis, you’ll benefit from our leading supportive oncology care program to address the physical, emotional and financial challenges that cancer can pose for you and your family.

At five locations, our team of palliative medicine physicians, social workers, chaplains and nutrition specialists can help you:

  • Manage symptoms and side effects of treatment including pain, fatigue, anxiety, mood disorders and lack of sleep
  • Improve health and wellness through integrative oncology services that include massage, acupuncture and healing touch
  • Enhance recovery with the help of Carolinas Rehabilitation, offering both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for cancer patients
  • Build your support network with the help of individual and group psychological sessions, pastoral care, financial counseling and survivorship groups

Learn more about our cancer support programs.