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Lung Cancer

Multidisciplinary Cancer CareRick and Kathy Wolff meeting with Dr. Swanson

Our team of Lung Cancer experts focus on diagnosing and treating patients quickly and effectively. Our focus on mind, body and spirit in treating the whole patient, is evident in our team’s special attention to quality of life and minimizing side effects while eliminating cancer.

Because cancer patients form relationships with multiple physicians as they begin their journey into survivorship, we work to make this process as simple as possible. We bring all the experts, physicians, nurses, support people and other caregivers together to enhance communication among providers. This strengthens the patient’s role as a true member of the Team that is making decisions about the treatment plan.

For more information on our Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program or any questions about your care contact our Nurse Navigator,Peggy Long at (262) 243-7454.

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Early Detection

In 2011, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) changed their screening recommendations for Lung Cancer screening to included recommending helical low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for select patients who are high risk. Talk to one of our pulmonologists about your risk and eligibility for screening. 


Meet Our Lung Cancer Team  

Dima Adl, MD

Dima Adl, MD
Dr. Adl earned her medical degree from Aleppo University, Syria, in 1997. She completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Adl is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

Burack Gurses, MD, FCCP

Burack Gurses, MD, FCCP
Dr. Gurses earned his degree in medicine from the Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1992. He completed his pulmonary disease and critical care fellowship at the State University of New York. He completed an additional year of interventional pulmonology training in Maryland. Dr. Gurses is board certified in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease and internal medicine.
Marc Rasansky, MD 
Marc Rasansky, MD
Dr. Rasansky earned his degree in medicine from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1975. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. Dr. Rasansky is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine.

Emad Botros, MD

Emad Botros, MD
Dr. Botros earned his degree in medicine from Alexandria University Medical School, Egypt, in 1985. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at St. Michael’s Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Botros has advanced training in diagnostic radiology and is board certified.

Additionally, Dr. Burak Gurses, a pulmonologist at Columbia St. Mary’s, is a leading proponent of the Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS). This relatively new, minimally invasive procedure is used in the diagnosis of lung cancer and offers many benefits over the traditional diagnostic procedure.

EBUS differs from traditional lung cancer diagnostics in that it allows real-time images of the lungs, lymph nodes, blood vessels and airways. It allows physicians more control and greater access to harder-to-reach areas. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and patients generally go home the same day.

 
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