Lung Cancer Care

354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA, 92024
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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 US 33.0377 -117.284
    Visiting Hours
    • 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.
    Emergency Services
    • The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A Collaborative Environment for Lung Cancer Care

Scripps Cancer Center offers specialized services for patients with lung cancer, from , to advanced and .

Types of lung cancer

There are two main types of lung cancer:

Treating lung cancer

Treatment procedures often involve a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, all conducted under the supervision of the patient’s care team.

Our multidisciplinary team blends the expertise of health professionals who have specialized training in lung cancer care and oncology, including:

  • Medical oncologists to coordinate care
  • Pulmonary medicine specialists skilled in diagnosing and evaluating lung cancers
  • Board-certified surgeons with extensive training in lung procedures, including minimally-invasive and laparoscopic approaches
  • Pathologists experienced in lung cancer diagnosis and research
  • Radiation oncologists providing the latest radiation therapy techniques
  • Radiologists trained in diagnostic procedures related to pulmonary diseases
  • Respiratory therapists who work to preserve and improve pulmonary function (pulmonary rehabilitation)
  • Cancer care navigator program, featuring registered oncology nurses who work with patients to facilitate the care process
  • Patient support and guidance from cancer social workers