Lung, Head & Neck Oncology

Our Collaborative Approach to Lung, Head & Neck Oncology

Thoracic Oncology Sub Specialty Ironwood Cancer & Research CentersThe collective expertise of our lung, head & neck oncology subspecialty providers enable us to discover, develop, and deliver the most targeted therapies for every individual diagnosed with lung, head & neck malignancies.

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has 15 locations including five comprehensive cancer centers, a multi-specialty oncology network of over 100 providers that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to our patients.  Services include Radiation & Medical Oncology, CT & PET diagnostic imaging, state of the art radiation and the latest chemo & immunotherapy treatments.

Additionally, all five centers respectively offer women’s oncology services as well.  Having all these services under one roof allows for daily collaboration among the different specialties and expedited personalized care.

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. These abnormal cells do not carry out the functions of normal lung cells and do not develop into healthy lung tissue.

Environmental substances or exposures can increase risk of developing lung cancer. The most important risk factor for lung cancer is smoking tobacco. Nearly 87% of all lung cancers in the United States are smoking-related. Quitting smoking helps to reduce that risk.

What is head & Neck cancer?

Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the mucosal surfaces of the head and neck (for example, those inside the mouth, throat, and voice box). These cancers are referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Head and neck cancers can also begin in the salivary glands, sinuses, or muscles or nerves in the head and neck, but these types of cancer are much less common than squamous cell carcinomas.

Our Team

Ironwood Cancer & Research Center and Ironwood Women’s Centers is comprised of a diverse medical team who have been collectively trained at the most renowned institutes in the country. The team includes Medical OncologistsRadiation OncologistsClinical ResearchersSocial WorkersGenetic CounselorsIntegrative OncologistNutritionists, Oncology Nurses, and a comprehensive Women’s Center.