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The usual treatment options for lung cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and photodynamic therapy. In many cases, a combination of these will be recommended. The plan your healthcare provider comes up with will depend on several factors, including:
 
  • The type of lung cancer
  • The size, location, and extent of the tumor
  • Your general health.
 
Despite what you may have thought, treatment for lung cancer doesn't begin immediately upon receiving a diagnosis. This will give you time to think about your various options and possibly even get a second opinion. (Your insurance company may even require this.) Do not be alarmed at this delay -- it won't be that long and will not make a difference to your overall prognosis.
 
(Click Lung Cancer Treatment to learn more about the various options, the different members of your healthcare team, important questions to ask, and more.)
 
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