Lung Cancer


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CyberKnife Treatment Overview

The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body.

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Conditions Treated

Treatment Areas

CyberKnife® treats several different types of malignant and benign tumors and lesions, as well as certain other medical conditions, in virtually any area of the body.

Conditions treated include:

Vascular malformations - an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain or spine. While normal blood vessels carry blood with oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body, vascular malformations carry blood without nutrients.


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Lung cancer procedure

Margaret Kiser has lung cancer and can barely breathe. Dr. Karl Van Gundy performs a procedure that improves her quality of life dramatically.

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Lung Services

The average adult takes 20,000 breaths a day, often without giving it a second thought. But each breath is a complex action during which you lungs take in oxygen from the air and carry it to your bloodstream. For people with lung disease, difficulty breathing can be scary. Lung disease is any disorder that occurs in the lungs or that causes the lungs to not function properly.

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy or radiotherapy, is a highly effective and safe method of destroying cancer cells through targeted radiation treatment.

Our radiation oncology department at California Cancer Center provides leading-edge cancer therapy and compassionate patient care in close collaboration with pathologists, oncologists, surgeons and other cancer specialists. We use the latest devices and procedures to provide patients with the best possible results.

Cancer Care

Fighting cancer is a journey that affects not just our bodies; it also challenges the mind and tests our spirits. As a patient at California Cancer Center, the journey through cancer treatment is one you’ll never endure alone. Our care team will be with you and your loved ones every step of the way, providing advanced medical care in a compassionate and supportive environment.

Patient Benefits

Prior to creating our Lung Nodule Program, the average patient with lung cancer in the Central Valley waited almost three months for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Part of this delay was the complexity of decisions and the need for multiple specialists to be involved in the decisions. 

When faced with a possible malignancy or tumor, one of the most overwhelming aspects of the process is navigating through the multitude of doctor appointments and procedures. Not only can it be a challenge to coordinate, but it can waste valuable time.

Lung Nodule Program

Lung cancer is one of the top three cancers that affects Valley residents and often starts as a small nodule, lesion or mass of tissue on the lung. While many nodules are benign, cancerous nodules can grow quickly and require immediate attention and follow up. If caught in early stages, you have more options and positive outcomes.

Community Regional Lung Nodule Program expedites lung cancer treatment

When her cough wouldn’t go away last February, Anetta “Jane” Edwards’ primary care physician ordered an X-ray, which confirmed her worst fear – lung cancer.  Next came a CAT scan and a lung biopsy that left her in the ICU in a south Valley hospital for days.