Lung cancer

At The Christ Hospital Health Network, we understand that a lung cancer diagnosis may cause anxiety and a level of uncertainty. That’s why our skilled cancer experts are committed to helping you understand the complexities of your diagnosis and the treatment options available to you, while providing you with the support and resources that you need to make the right decisions for your care. 

We fight lung cancer with everything we've got—from screening and diagnosis through treatment and recovery, you'll work closely with an integrated team of cancer specialists, including our knowledgeable lung cancer nurse navigator. Our network of doctors includes some of the region's top primary care physicians, radiologists, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons and radiation oncologists.

Our extensive lung cancer program includes:

  • Screening tests, including low-dose CT scans, covered by most insurance plans for qualifying patients

  • A multidisciplinary team of experts working together to personalize and optimize treatments for each patient 

  • Leading-edge treatments, including the “Edge” radiosurgery, a powerful new alternative to traditional surgery

  • A lung nodule clinic for early detection and management of nodules identified from other, unrelated tests

  • Sophisticated diagnostic tools such as navigational bronchoscopy

  • Survivorship services, including care plans and other resources for patients who have completed treatment

  • Clinical trials to test groundbreaking treatments for lung cancer

  • Support resources and tools to help you quit smoking.

If you have any questions about our program, contact our lung nurse navigator, Tina DeStefanis-Griffiths MSN, RN, OCN, at 513-585-0690 or by email

About lung cancer

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that starts in one or both lungs. If left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes, brain and bones.

There are two main types of lung cancer:

  • Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common kind of lung cancer. The term "non-small cell" describes several similar kinds of lung cancer. These include adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma.

  • Small cell lung cancer makes up about 15-20 percent of lung cancer cases. Almost everyone who gets small cell lung cancer has a history of smoking cigarettes.