How do you treat for lung cancer?

Following the diagnosis, the specialists will evaluate and choose the most suitable

treatment(s) for you depending on the stage and type of tumor, as well as your general health. Treatments can involve any combination of procedures, including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy

We look at three types of treatment options to select how to best control your lung cancer:

  • Local: Cancer is only in chest cavity and can be controlled with surgery and/or radiation.
  • Regional: Cancer has spread to lymph nodes within the chest. Radiation and chemotherapy are recommended here, with surgery at times.
  • Systemic: Cancer has spread to other areas of the body outside the chest. Chemotherapy is the best treatment here. Radiation therapy also applies to control areas outside of the chest.

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