Dr Sanborn

 
Dr. Rachel Sanborn, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program, discusses the topic of lung cancer and that there is an entire spectrum of different kinds of cancers that have started inside the lungs.  Small cell lung cancers behave very differently than non-small cell lung cancer.  

 

 

Basics of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Rachel Sanborn, MD, Medical Oncologist and Co-Director

 

Dr. Rachel Sanborn, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program, discusses the reasons behind using adjuvant chemotherapy for early stage NSCLC  patients.  Clinical studies have shown that adding chemotherapy after surgery for lung cancer can indeed improve survival. 

 

 

As we head in to National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we are all aware of the role cigarettes and tobacco play in the cause of lung cancer. We also are aware that not ALL lung cancers are caused by smoking, and that 10% of men and 20% of women who are diagnosed in the U.S. with lung cancer are never-smokers.

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