Lung cancer

Also known as: Cancer, lung
Lung cancer starts when abnormal cells grow out of control in the lung. They can invade nearby tissues and form tumors. Lung cancer can start anywhere in the lungs and affect any part of the respiratory system. The cancer cells can spread, or metastasize, to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
Providence Thoracic Oncology Program serves physicians and their patients who have cancers of the chest, including lung cancer.

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  • Providence Thoracic Surgery Program medical director receives award

    Medical director of Providence Thoracic Surgery Program, John R. Handy, M.D., HonD, was the recipient of the Oregon Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician Award for 2011. Dr. Handy has been a resource and inspiration to many, as a dedicated Thoracic Surgeon in Oregon. Dr. Handy has been a leader in developing processes and protocols for patients who require Thoracic Surgery. He has been a leader in publishing his surgical outcome. He leads a Thoracic Oncology Conference and is available to physicians outside the metro area.

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