Comprehensive Care, Innovative New Procedures
The Sequoia Hospital Lung Cancer program, in a unique collaboration with physicians from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, offers Bay Area lung cancer patients a comprehensive, dedicated multidisciplinary approach to lung cancer treatment. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in this country.
Sequoia’s Lung Cancer program offers:
• State-of-the-art early detection for lung cancer in higher risk individuals
• Expert diagnostic and pulmonary medicine care
• Comprehensive medical and surgical care, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy, to individuals diagnosed with any stage of lung cancer
• University-level care right in your community hospital
Dr. David Jablons, cardiothoracic surgeon, specializing in thoracic oncology, and chief of general thoracic surgery at UCSF Medical Center, comes to Sequoia Hospital for weekly consultations and to perform surgery. Patients with complex cases that require the surgical team of a university medical center will have direct access and entry into the world-renowned UCSF program while having their day-to-day follow-up care delivered at Sequoia. All other patients will receive their treatments, including advanced lung cancer surgery if needed, at Sequoia under the care of the multidisciplinary lung cancer program.
"The goal of this program is to add university expertise to an institution that already has great care and tremendous talent," said Dr. Jablons.