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Dr. Francis D. Sheski

Thoracic Oncologist , Thoracic Oncologist

Dr. Francis D Sheski, M.D., believes we have to focus on finding earlier detection signs for lung cancers. In addition, they should seek out non-invasive treatment options whenever possible. "Identifying lung cancers in the early stage will provide little advantage for the patient if medical care still offers only traditional therapy." Dr. Sheski wrote this for the magazine called Cancer Control. Dr. Sheski's article looked even deeper at how patients may not even need major operations for tumor treatment in the future. Instead, lung cancers in the early stage get removed with the use of tiny tools and lasers deliver through flexible tubes such as a thorascope or a bronchoscope. This lowers the pain, cost and recovery time for the patient.

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Interventional Pulmonologist

Dr. Francis Sheski works as an interventional pulmonologist, which means that he uses minimally invasive endoscopic and percutaneous procedures to diagnose and treat lung disease. In malignant lung disease, these techniques also work to reduce tumor size and amount and make the patient more comfortable.

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Dr. Francis Sheski is board certified in critical care, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and family medicine.


Dr. Sheski completed two fellowship programs, one in pulmonary medicine, and the other in critical care. His particular area of expertise is neck and chest cancers.

Dr. Sheski has brought his medical expertise to Indiana University. There, he participates in a program that brings together experts in thoracic malignancies, from chemotherapy doctors to surgeons to radiation experts to pulmonologists.

Board Certified Physician and Associate Professor

Dr. Sheski has four board certifications. He is board-certified in critical care, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and family medicine.

In addition, Dr. Francis D. Sheski has written eight articles for medical publications that have appeared in journals like Chest Journal, Respiration, and the Lancet.

Dr. Sheski currently works as an associate professor for clinical medicine. He works to better understand mesothelioma, a disease that occurs as a result of exposure to asbestos. Traditionally, the prognosis for this disease has not been good, but Dr. Sheski is cautiously optimistic that through hard work and research, the tide is changing.

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