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Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure doctors use to look at the airways leading to the lungs. During bronchoscopy, a thin, lighted instrument (bronchoscope)...

Cancer Center lending libraries

Knowledge about cancer helps patients and their loved ones as they navigate diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For patients and families,...

Cancer financial counseling

In keeping with our mission and core values, Providence Health & Services cares for people and their health needs, even if they can’t afford to...

Cancer information and referral

Providence Cancer Support Services provides emotional and practical support to cancer patients and their families when they need it most.

Cancer support groups

Cancer support groups provide education and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Support groups are led by our professional staff...

Cancer treatment plan and summary

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists recommends cancer patients receive a treatment plan and summary. The treatment plan includes a...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of medicine to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is called a systemic treatment because the medicines enter the...

Clinical trials, cancer

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer...

Durable medical equipment

Providence Home Medical Equipment offers an extensive selection of equipment for all your mobility needs, and helpful aids to assist you at home....

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

Endobronchial ultrasound is a less invasive alternative to mediastinoscopy for diagnosing and staging thoracic malignancies like lung cancer....

Endoscopic ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). In this test, a small ultrasound probe at the end of the endoscope is placed down the throat to the chest area. The...

Home oxygen systems

Oxygen therapy is a way to get more oxygen into your lungs and bloodstream. It is sometimes used for people with diseases that make it hard to...

Home services coordination

Providence Home Services offers centralized access for convenient, immediate and multi-service referrals. Providence Home Services access teams...

Lifeline

Providence Lifeline medical alert service gives individuals of all ages access to personal support and at-home emergency assistance 24 hours a day,...

Lung biopsy

A lung biopsy removes a small piece of lung tissue which can be looked at under a microscope. The biopsy can be done in 4 ways. The method used...

Lung cancer screening

Watch a video featuring Dr. Michael Skokan, pulmonologist, describing the need for lung cancer screening. What is lung cancer screening?...

Lung surgery (thoracotomy)

Surgery to remove all or part of a lung involves making a cut on one side of your chest (thorax) during a procedure called a thoracotomy. Surgery...

Mediastinoscopy

Mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure to examine the inside of the upper chest between and in front of the lungs (mediastinum). During a...

Mind-Body medicine

Mind-Body medicine is the provision of services which recognize that the mind, the emotions and the spirit all have a role in the healing of the...

Neo-adjuvant therapy

Chemotherapy may be given before (neoadjuvant) or after (adjuvant) surgery to destroy any cancer cells.

Oncology nurse navigator

An oncology nurse navigator is an oncology certified nurse (OCN) who provides  education for each cancer patient concerning their individual...

Oncology social work

Oncology social workers assess the needs of cancer patients. They can facilitate communication with the health care team, provide emotional support...

Pleurodesis

Pleurodesis is used to prevent fluid buildup around your lungs. During this procedure, a chemical or medicine (talc or doxycycline) is put into...

Pulmonary stent placement

An endoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument used to look at tissues inside the body. An endoscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may be...

Respiratory equipment

Providence Home Medical Equipment offers a complete line of respiratory equipment products and services.  Respiratory therapists provide patient...

Tobacco counseling

Ready to quit smoking? We can help.

Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)

A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) may be done before or instead of a thoracotomy. This procedure involves inserting a long, thin tube (videoscope) with a camera attached and small surgical instruments into your chest through small cuts made between your ribs.