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Lung and Thoracic Cancer Services

Most of us take the ability to breathe for granted. But our lungs do important work as they move air in and out of our bodies.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Smoking significantly increases the chance of developing lung cancer, but people who have never smoked may also get it.

Early detection is critical for treatment and survival. That's why Vidant Health has developed a screening tool for current and former smokers ages 55-77 who qualify. It's available at each of our hospitals and is allowing us to detect lung cancer at a higher rate than the national average.
Learn more about the low dose CT scan and get a referral form to take to your doctor.

Varied forms of treatment for varied forms of cancer.

fighting lung cancer can be stressful and challenging. We are prepared to help you.

The Vidant Health team is dedicated to providing timely and aggressive treatment for lung and thoracic cancer. Treatment options for these conditions include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Your specific plan of care may include only one or a combination of therapies.

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to lung cancer care. You have access to physicians and surgeons, pulmonologists, oncologists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists and other professionals who work not only with you but also with each other to create the best treatment plan for your individual case.

Our Thoracic Oncology Clinic patients benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment tools, including:

  • New chemotherapy agents
  • Chemoradiotherapy
  • Bronchial stenting and balloon dilation
  • Cryotherapy (freezing) and electocautery (burning)
  • PET/CT scans for more accurate staging
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for early stage patients who are not surgical candidates
  • Clinical trials
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Physicians and providers

JORGE ABDALLAH, MD
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

CARLOS ANCIANO, MD
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

HYDER ARASTU, MD
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

gohar arslan, md
Vidant Chowan Hospital
The Outer Banks Hospital/Cancer Resource Center

Randy Blackburn, do
Onslow Radiation Oncology

Mark Bowling, MD
Vidant Medical Center
Vidant Duplin Hospital

cindy cherry, np
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

nicole davia, pa-c
Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center

michael hopkins, md
Vidant Chowan Hospital
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

mark iannettoni, md
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

john inzerillo, md
Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center

Sri Jasthy, md
Vidant Duplin Hospital
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital

ANDREW JU, MD
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center

charles knupp, md
Vidant Duplin Hospital
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital

DARLA LILES, MD
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

robert mclaurin, md
Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center

LESLIE ST. ROYAL, MD
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Charles Shelton, md
The Outer Banks Hospital/Cancer Resource Center

Paul Walker, md
Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center