Chest tumors multidisciplinary team
The Chest Tumors Center team at VCU Massey Cancer Center consists of national leaders in chest tumor research and care from multiple disciplines who work together to offer patients the highest-quality diagnosis and treatment. By pooling their expertise, our doctors are able to give the most comprehensive advice and information.
At the Chest Tumors Center, you will find all the specialists you need in one convenient location. They work closely together, using the very latest methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest tumors.
- Multi-specialty consultation in one place at one time
- Rapid diagnosis and evaluation
- State-of-the-art treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Follow-up care after initial treatment
- Opportunity to enroll in clinical trials of new and promising treatments
- Application of other advanced technologies that are only available at major academic medical centers
- Patient Resource Library and nurse coordinator to help patients and families learn about tumors and their treatment
- The skills of rehabilitation medicine specialists, physical and occupational therapists and home health caregivers
The Chest Tumors Center is located at Massey’s flagship location on the MCV Campus just off Exit 74C of I-95 in downtown Richmond. Free valet parking is available for your convenience. If there is anything we can do to make visiting the Center easier for you, please do not hesitate to ask.
The Chest Tumors Center team believes in patient involvement. We encourage you to ask any and all questions you may have. Here are some of the question we hear most frequently:
What is different about Massey’s Chest Tumors Center and why should I go there?
The Chest Tumors Center is the only comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center for lung cancer and other chest tumors in the Richmond area. It is staffed by leading specialists who also conduct research that leads to improved treatments. You can see these specialists in one place at one time, eliminating visits to several doctors’ offices and long delays in decisions about your care. By working together and pooling their expertise, Chest Tumors Center doctors can make the best decisions and give you the most comprehensive advice and information.
Who should come to the Chest Tumors Center?
Patients with a suspected or diagnosed chest tumor may come for evaluation and treatment. Complete consultation and referral services are available for physicians and patients. Many patients come to the Center for a second opinion. Since we are on the leading edge in diagnosis and treatment, you will know that you have explored the best available options wherever you may decide to go for treatment.
How will the Chest Tumors Center help me?
The doctors, nurses and therapists will examine you, evaluate the results of any previous tests you may have had and, if needed, recommend and expedite further diagnostic evaluations using the latest techniques.
How soon will I know the results of these tests?
In many cases, results are available during your visit. If not, a physician or nurse will call you as soon as results are available and explain their meaning to you.
Which specialists will I see?
You may see a thoracic surgeon, chest physician, interventional pulmonologist, medical cancer specialist and/or a radiation cancer specialist — all experts in the management of chest tumors. Other specialists are available as needed.
Will I be able to decide which treatment I will have?
Absolutely. If a treatment plan is necessary, all steps and options will be clearly explained to you. The doctors and nurses at the Center will make sure you have all the information you need and help you make an informed decision.
How can I get more information?
For additional information, to schedule an appointment or if you have questions or would like to discuss your situation with the patient coordinator, we encourage you to call the center at (804) 828-5116.