Thoracic (Lung) Oncology

When you're facing thoracic (lung) cancer, mesothelioma and other cancers of organs in your chest wall rely on the expertise of thoracic surgeons at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care for comprehensive care close to home.

The board-certified and fellowship trained thoracic surgeons at Payson Center for Cancer Care have the expertise and specialized skills in minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques. They collaborate with highly skilled physicians from various medical specialties including medical oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, pathology, pulmonary medicine, and radiology to accurately diagnose and treat your condition.

The Center's multidisciplinary team, including oncology dietitian, social worker, and nurse navigator, provide expert consultations and diagnostic evaluations, manage disease-modifying therapies, and provide comprehensive symptom management.

Check Your Symptoms

Symptom Checker


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic tumors to the lungs
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Pleural cancer
  • Respiratory system cancers
  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Thymoma/thymic malignancies
  • Thymus/mediastinal cancer
  • Tracheal cancer
  • Tumors of the chest wall


  • Lung cancer screening


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Pathology biomarkers
  • Pulmonary nodule tracking


Your surgeon will help you decide what treatment options are most appropriate for your condition.

  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation therapy 
  • Surgery

Thoracic Nurse Navigator

Helping ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatments in a timely and efficient manner is your Payson Center for Cancer Care thoracic nurse navigator. As a member of the Center's multidisciplinary team, she educates you regarding your diagnoses, so you're able to make fully informed decisions about your care. You may access nurse navigator services as often as needed for support, information and assistance throughout the course of your treatment and beyond.

John Leggett

Choose Your Care with Confidence. John Did.

John Leggett had a cold that he couldn’t shake. An X-ray confirmed John had pneumonia, but it also detected something much more serious — a cancerous mass in John’s lung. Within two months, the mass was surgically removed at Concord Hospital and John was on his way to recovery. John and his wife were so impressed with the confident, expert medical treatment and compassionate, caring staff — they knew John was in good hands.

Read John's Story

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Sep
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    A special fundraising event on September 12, 2021, from 7 am - 4 pm at Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton, NH. Benefits: Nurse Navigator Program at Payson Center for Cancer Care and the Pedaling for HOPE Fund.
  • Ongoing
    Reiki may help ease tension, stress and anxiety associated with a cancer diagnosis, as well reduce pain, distress and unease.