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TOTAL Lung Cancer Clinic

The Winship Thoracic Oncology Treatment and Long Term Care Lung (TOTAL) Clinic at Emory University Hospital Midtown brings together a multidisciplinary team of lung cancer specialists within one visit to get patient's treatment underway quicker.
 

How is the TOTAL Lung Cancer Clinic different?

  • Up to four physician visits in one trip
    In one appointment, patients are evaluated by a team of up to four doctors, all of whom are lung cancer experts. This means treatment starts sooner and that is important.
     
  • A nurse navigator
    An oncology  nurse navigator who specializes in lung cancer care guides patients through every step of treatment and is there to answer questions and provide education.
     
  • Access to clinical trials
    Winship at Emory doctors are involved in most current  chemotherapy trials, radiation therapy protocols and drug discoveries in cancer care. As Georgia's only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center, Winship offers trials not available anywhere else in the state.
    Not sure what a clinical trial is? The nurse navigator is happy to explain.
     
  • A complementary team of  supportive oncology experts - dieticians, social workers, therapists, and survivorship care
    Winship offers many resources to patients. The nurse navigator can facilitate access to these resources, many of which are free or covered by most insurance plans.
     

How does the Winship TOTAL Lung Clinic work?

  • Call our nurse navigator at 404-778-5807 or e-mail winship.referrals@emoryhealthcare.org to request an appointment or simply find out more.
  • On  appointment day, plan for two to three hours for a comprehensive appointment with several providers.
  • Bring a family member to help take notes.
  • Send requested pathology slides, scans, X-rays and other documents before the appointment so they can be reviewed prior to arrival.
  • Rely on the nurse navigator to help with the multiple appointments and gathering medical records.
  • The TOTAL lung team can send reports to referring physicians and primary care doctors to make sure they are aware or can administer care locally.
     

Where is it the TOTAL Lung Clinic located?
The TOTAL Clinic is located at the Emory University Hospital Midtown Campus.