The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital offers advanced therapies for cancers of the thorax, the area of the body between the neck and abdomen. The most common thoracic cancers are lung cancer and esophageal cancer, but our team of specialists treats all cancers of the chest cavity, including mediastinal tumors, which grow in the space in between the lungs (called the mediastinum), as well as cancers that spread to the chest from other parts of the body.
Chester County Hospital has a multidisciplinary team that includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, and rehabilitation specialists. Our team also includes John C. Kucharczuk, MD, Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Penn Medicine, who sees patients here at Chester County Hospital for diagnosis, treatment planning, and follow up. When surgery is part of the treatment plan, it is performed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In most cases, patients can access all other services right here, close to home.
The thoracic oncology team gathers monthly for case conferences to discuss the treatment plan for selected patients. Patients get the benefit of having the entire team together to develop a plan tailored to his or her specific situation.
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Chester County Hospitaloffers a lung cancer screening program for patients considered to be at high risk using low-dose computed tomography (CT).
Chester County Hospital’s radiologists can perform all of the imaging tests that may be needed to make or confirm a cancer diagnosis, including MRI, CT and PET scans.
Chester County Hospital has a team of oncology nurse navigators who guide patients and families every step of the way -- from diagnosis to treatment to follow up
Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and other medical therapies are available right here at Chester County Hospital -- as a primary treatment or used in combination with surgery and other treatments.
John Kucharczuk, M.D. -- Chief of the the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Penn Medicine -- has been seeing patients at Chester County Hospital since 2014.
If any rehabilitation services are needed after surgery, Chester County Hospital offers a comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at its Fern Hill Medical Campus.
Learn more about additional services for oncology patients at Chester County Hospital.