Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment in the Low Country

Get the answers you deserve with accurate lung cancer diagnosis and treatment in the Low Country, from Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates. Our specialists are committed to helping you navigate the difficult path that lays ahead so that you can make informed decisions about your medical care. We invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment.

Diagnosing Lung Cancer

Lung cancer occurs due to a rapid and nonstop division of cells in the lungs. Symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Blood in Sputum

Diagnosing lung cancer involves a number of tests including:

  • X-Ray
  • CT Scan
  • Sputum Cytology
  • Biopsy
  • Mediastinoscopy


Our specialists employ mediastinoscopy in order to examine and remove lymph nodes located in the area behind the breastbone and between the lungs. Using a mediastinoscope – a long thin tube with a light and camera – it is possible to ascertain if there is cancer present and how far it has spread.

Treatment for Lung Cancer

Your dedicated medical team at Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates develop a comprehensive care plan specific to the type of lung cancer, the stage it is in, and your individual needs. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation may be required. One surgical procedure that we specialize in is thoracic surgical resection.

Thoracic Surgical Resection

This major operation is the removal of a section of the lung or an entire lung. It may also require removing lymph nodes and other tissue surrounding the damaged area. Your surgeon will speak with you in detail about how to prepare for the operation and what to expect regarding the surgery and the recovery.

Contact Our Office

Call us to schedule an appointment or to learn more about Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates. Our goal is to provide compassionate, patient-centered care in a welcoming environment.