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Lung Cancer Program


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in this country. At the Sequoia Hospital Lung Cancer program, we offer Bay Area lung cancer patients a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes a focus on early detection.

Comprehensive Care, Innovative Procedures

In a unique collaboration with doctors from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, Sequoia’s Lung Cancer Program offers:

  • Comprehensive medical and surgical care, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy, to individuals diagnosed with any stage of lung cancer
  • Expert diagnostic and pulmonary medicine care
  • State-of-the-art early detection for lung cancer in higher risk individuals
  • University-level care right in your community hospital

Awareness And Early Detection

Sequoia’s Lung Cancer Early Detection program is a participating member of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP). We are one of only 50 institutions worldwide participating in I-ELCAP, the first research study of its kind evaluating the effectiveness of screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scanning. 

I-ELCAP is designed specifically for lung cancer screening in:

  • Patients who do not have symptoms but may meet other qualifying criteria.
  • Patients are age 40 and over, typically with a history of smoking at least  100 cigarettes in a lifetime. 

Patients who do not qualify for I-ELCAP, or do not want to participate in the trial, will be referred to lung cancer specialists for a consultation. 

This clinical pathway reflects Sequoia’s unique, comprehensive approach to lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is overseen by a program coordinator who also provides individual patient education and support.

Learn More About The Lung Cancer Program At Sequoia Hospital

For more information about lung cancer care, please call 650.367.5864.