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Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic

At Summa Health, we know a cancer diagnosis can be frightening, perhaps even overwhelming. Your diagnosis may involve multiple specialists and treatment choices. Your options may include procedures and treatments that are not familiar to you, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy.

Thoracic cancers are in the lungs or chest region including: esophageal, thymus, lung and mesothelioma. Lung cancer is the most common type of thoracic cancer; it’s also the leading cause of cancer death among both males and females. At Summa Health, our team is working to improve the prognosis of lung cancer patients and we use the most advanced invasive and less invasive treatment options to fight cancer.

How do you know what is the best choice for you?

By visiting Summa Health’s Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic (MDC), our team of cancer experts will design a coordinated, comprehensive and personalized plan of care for you using nationally recognized best practice guidelines.

Expert Care

Our MDC provides not just one opinion, but rather many. We bring our caring team of passionate cancer experts from different specialties together to review all of your clinical information. These specialists include:

  • Medical Oncologist
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Surgical Oncologist
  • Pulmonary Oncologist
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
  • Financial Specialist
  • Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • Oncology Navigator

Active Participation

In the Thoracic MDC, you are an active participant in your cancer treatment decision-making. You will meet in-person or virtually with the specialists to discuss your care options. At the MDC, you will participate in open communication with our cancer experts and have a voice in your plan of care. We encourage you to bring a support person to join in the discussion as well. Together, we will develop a treatment plan that works for you and your family.

Why choose our Multidisciplinary Clinic?

  1. Ability to see a multidisciplinary team of specialists in real time in a team-based format
  2. Collaborative treatment planning
  3. Expedited cancer care
  4. Individualized plan of care, customized to each patient’s needs
  5. Active involvement in decision-making and treatment planning
  6. Less anxiety, more empowerment
  7. Information, discussion and access to clinical trials
  8. Physical, emotional, financial and spiritual needs for holistic care
  9. Improved survival, as evidenced by multiple research studies

No patient is turned away at the Thoracic MDC. Copays may apply; financial assistance is available.

For information about the Thoracic MDC or to schedule an appointment or second opinion, please call our Lung Care Coordinator at 330.319.9699.

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Options to Request an Appointment

If your situation is an emergency, call 911.