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Abnormal cells can appear anywhere in the body and have the potential to multiply and become cancerous tumors. Malignancies that grow in the organs and tissues within the chest cavity such as your lungs and “food pipe” (esophagus) demand the expertise of a thoracic surgery specialist.

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, NorthShore provides our patients even greater access to a broad network of experts. NorthShore and Mayo specialists share expertise and collaborate on complex disease diagnoses and treatments. Patients benefit from enhanced care at NorthShore without the need to travel outside the region.

Closely collaborating with the multidisciplinary specialists of the Kellogg Cancer Center, our thoracic surgeons provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for a number of thoracic cancers, including: