Cancer Program

Lung Cancer

The Clinic

The clinic serves patients with suspicious nodule findings and primary or metastatic thoracic malignancies. Highly specialized medical professionals will evaluate you — all at one time and in one location. You will know the same day what your recommended treatment plan will entail and who will be involved in your care.

The Team

The members of our highly specialized team pride themselves in giving you the time and attention you deserve. Our multidisciplinary team includes medical and radiation oncologists, a thoracic surgeon, a pulmonologist, an interventional radiologist, a pathologist and a nurse navigator. Other specialists, such as dietitians, are consulted as needed.


For more information about the lung clinic, low dose CT lung cancer screening and smoking cessation programs, including the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, contact our nurse navigator, Katie Opfer, R.N., M.S., OCN, at (331) 221-2172, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

We also offer a Freedom from Smoking class, which provides a supportive and structured approach to quitting smoking. Learn more by calling CareMatch at (331) 221-2273, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Or register here.

Additional Resources

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Low-Dose CT Lung Screening Available

The Elmhurst Center for Cancer Care and the Department of Radiology offer a low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening, which determines if nodules or masses are present in people who may not have symptoms but could be at risk for lung disease. The United States Preventive Service Task Force recommends an annual screening for those identified as high risk.

You are eligible for a lung screening if you:

  • Are between 55 and 80 years old
  • Have smoked a pack or more a day for 30 years
  • Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years

If your screening results warrant additional evaluation, our multidisciplinary specialists will recommend the next steps.


Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Network

This site is part of the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare network of Web sites, which covers a variety of topics using the same philosophy: When it comes to medical care, we know that you have a lot of options. And we want you to know that you're more than a patient to us. You're an individual. We would appreciate the opportunity to provide you with state-of-the-art medical care and down-to-earth, personalized attention.

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