Refer a Thoracic Patient

Karmanos Cancer Institute physicians are grateful to serve our region and value the relationship with community physicians when a referral to a comprehensive cancer center is needed. Our Thoracic Cancer Team collaborates with referring physicians to quickly and accurately confirm a cancer diagnosis and identify the type and severity of the disease. In some cases, we can even rule out what appeared to be a potential cancer diagnosis. If treatment is needed, this communication with referring providers continues during and after your patient goes through treatment at Karmanos.

When to Send Patients to the Thoracic Oncology MDT

  • A new diagnosis of thoracic cancer
  • Lung cancer diagnosis
  • Esophageal cancer diagnosis
  • Thymoma/Thymic Carcinoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • A desire to initiate a second opinion
  • Disease progression following conventional therapies
  • Interest in participating in clinical trials at any stage of the cancer

We understand that you want the best for your patients. If you think referring to Karmanos’ Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Team is the best option for your patient, call the referring provider line or send a referral form.

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Referral Forms

  • Online Referral Form Download a Referral Form
  • Release Health Information Form
  • In Safe Hands

    As Michigan’s only hospital focusing solely on cancer, our commitment to fighting cancer means your patient will have:

    • A carefully constructed and individualized treatment plan
    • Access to more than 800 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, including a Phase 1 Program
    • An assigned oncology patient navigator to help every step of their cancer care
    • Integrative and supportive therapies available to complement treatment plans

    Introducing your patient to the Karmanos Advantage

    Each patient receives personal attention and a customized treatment plan from our thoracic cancer experts. During your initial visit, all the physicians of the team necessary for your case will review your medical records and medical history, x-rays and pathology slides. The team meets regularly to discuss patient care issues and refine individual patient treatment plans.

    Learn more about the Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Team

    Karmanos' Lung Cancer Screening Program

    Karmanos offers a Lung Cancer Screening Program centered around offering a yearly CT scan for those who are at an increased risk of lung cancer.

    If you have a patient who may be at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, or fits the demographics described below, you can refer them to our Lung Cancer Screening Program.

    • Men and women aged 55-80.
    • Current smokers or former smokers, who quit no more than 15 years ago, with at least 30-pack-year smoking history.
    • The NLST found that smokers in this age group are most likely to benefit from screening.

    Learn more about Lung Cancer Screening Program

    Lung Cancer Screening Form

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