Lung Cancer Clinic Appointments
|New Patients and Current Patients:
Please use 734-647-8902 to schedule or change a returning visit appointment.
Or, use our appointment request form
If you would like to consult with a lung cancer specialist, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555.
If you would like to refer a patient to our clinic, please call our clinical coordinator to make an appointment : 734-232-6046
|Cancellations: Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please notify the Cancer Center at least 24 hours in advance by calling the contact number on the appointment checklist.|
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor B1, Room 363, Reception: E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5912
What we need from you
The following information should be delivered to the clinic coordinator at least two days prior to an appointment in the clinic:
- written medical records and reports detailing prior diagnostic or staging evaluations, hospitalizations, pre-existing medical conditions and treatments;
- original films or copies of all radiographic studies related to the current diagnosis (X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans, etc); and
- original pathology slides documenting the diagnosis of cancer.
Day of Appointment
Each Friday morning, new patients with known or suspected lung cancer receive an initial evaluation by a team of providers with expertise in the care of patients with lung cancer.
At noon, faculty from thoracic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, pulmonary medicine, radiology and pathology attend a conference, during which patient cases are presented and individualized management plans are formulated.
In the afternoon, the team's recommendations are discussed with the patient and family. Recommendations may include:
- further diagnostic studies, such as a bronchoscopic biopsy or PET scan;
- surgery; including minimally invasive surgical procedures;
- aggressive combined-modality therapy treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy;
- palliative procedures to improve quality-of-life, such as radiofrequency ablation or stereotactic surgery; and
- investigational treatment.
For your first appointment
- Please download and print the Welcome Letter which includes information on preparing for your visit, what to expect on the day of your visit and maps.
Helpful ResourcesThis can be an anxious time. The following links are to programs which may be able to help:
- Fertility Counseling
- Financial Services
- Patient Billing
- Symptom Management & Supportive Care Program
- PsychOncology Program
- Insurance / List of Participating Insurance Plans
- Request for Outside Records - Patient Information from Another Organization [pdf]
- The U-M Health System's Guest Assistance Program
- Overnight Accommodations
Still have questions?
The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.