Treatments for Lung Cancer

The treatment and management of lung cancer will depend on the type of cancer, the stage, and your general health. Treatments are often used in combination. The goal is to eliminate the cancer and/or control symptoms.

Treatment may involve the following:

Lifestyle changes
Chemotherapy
Radiation therapy
Surgery
Medications
Other treatments

References:

American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp .

American Lung Association website. Available at: http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=22542 .

National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/ .



Last reviewed February 2007 by Barbara Harty-Golder, MD, JD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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