Disease Information

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer Screening

Esophageal cancer screening is not currently considered to be a routine part of cancer screening. Not all screening tests are helpful, and many have risks. Learn more about esophageal cancer risk factors and tests to detect it in this expert-reviewed summary.

Esophageal Cancer Prevention

Esophageal cancer prevention strategies include avoiding risk factors like alcohol and tobacco. Learn more about risk factors and possible protective factors for esophageal cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Esophageal cancer treatment depends on extent of disease and can include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and supportive care. Learn more about the treatment of newly diagnosed and recurrent esophageal cancer in this expert-reviewed information summary.

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening with low-dose spiral CT scans has been shown to decrease the risk of dying from lung cancer in heavy smokers. Learn more about tests to detect lung cancer and their potential benefits and harms in this expert-reviewed summary.

Lung Cancer Prevention

Lung cancer prevention approaches include avoiding exposure to risk factors like tobacco smoke, radon, radiation, asbestos, and other substances. Learn more about preventing lung cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

Small cell lung cancer treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, laser therapy, targeted therapy, and supportive care. Learn more about treatments for newly diagnosed and recurrent small cell lung cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. Laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, cryosurgery, and electrocautery may be used. Learn more about NSCLC in this expert-reviewed summary.

Mediastinal Cancer

Thymoma & Thymic Carcinoma Treatment

Thymoma and thymic carcinoma treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, chemoradiation, and hormone therapy. Learn more about the treatments for newly diagnosed and recurrent thymoma and thymic carcinoma in this expert-reviewed summary.

Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

Treatment for malignant mesothelioma may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, as well as targeted therapy. The type of treatment you receive depends on where the cancer is found and at what stage. Find out about treatment options for malignant mesothelioma.

Pleura Cancer

Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

Treatment for malignant mesothelioma may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, as well as targeted therapy. The type of treatment you receive depends on where the cancer is found and at what stage. Find out about treatment options for malignant mesothelioma.