Rare and difficult to treat, chest wall tumors occur in the bones, soft tissues and cartilage of the chest cavity—which contains vital organs such as the heart and lungs. Some of these complex tumors originate in the chest wall while others are have metastasized (cancer that has spread) from adjacent thoracic tumors. Chest wall cancer includes many types of soft tissue sarcomas, often characterized by difficulty breathing as well as chest pain and swelling.
Board-certified physicians and surgeons at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Lung Center provide comprehensive care for patients with chest wall cancer, including surgical resection and reconstruction. As the thoracic surgical and pulmonary medicine specialists for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, our physicians collaborate with other experts to deliver the very latest advancements in chest wall cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The Lung Center is located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) at the 15 Francis Street entrance. Thoracic surgery, pulmonary and critical care medicine and thoracic imaging are adjacent to one another, making accessibility and appointment scheduling seamless.