Lung cancer is a condition that affects thousands of people every year, being the second most common form of cancer to affect both men and women. In men, only prostate cancer is more pernicious, with breast cancer topping the charts with women. Thankfully developments in stem cell therapy have brought a beacon of hope to lung cancer patients everywhere, with organizations like the Lung Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine leading the charge.
The Lung Institute began serving the public in July of 2014 under the guidance of director Dr. David Sugarbaker, well-known and respected for his work in treating pleural mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. Under his guidance, the Lung Institute has worked to help patients and their families work together during the trying times that come with a cancer diagnosis.
Advances in stem cell therapy for lung cancer have given the Lung Institute even more ways to aid those battling a lung cancer diagnosis. Stem cell treatment happens in a number of stages, starting with heavy treatment to remove as many cancer cells as possible. Only then will the stem cells be administered to aid in the healing and recovery process.
Stem cell therapy can also be used for the treatment of other lung related illnesses, including pulmonary fibrosis. This form of therapy has been known to restore function to the lungs of PF patients, in some cases restoring full function to the lungs and allowing patients to no longer need oxygen, even in cases where they were on it 24 hours a day.
The Lung Institute provides services to treat and diagnose all disorders of the lungs, esophagus, and chest wall, including medical evaluations from their experienced multidisciplinary team including specialists from multiple fields. If you’re facing issues with lung-related illnesses, Dr. Sugarbaker and the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine is worth a call.
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