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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment at Stage IV

Treatment of stage IV non-small cell lung cancer may include the following:
 
  • External radiation therapy as palliative therapy, to relieve pain and other lung cancer symptoms and improve the quality of life
  • Chemotherapy
  • Laser therapy and/or internal radiation therapy.
     

Treatment of Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Treatment of recurrent non-small cell lung cancer may include the following:
 
  • External radiation therapy as palliative therapy, to relieve pain and other symptoms and improve the quality of life
  • Chemotherapy alone
  • Surgery (for some patients who have a very small amount of cancer that has spread to the brain)
  • Laser therapy or internal radiation therapy
  • Radiosurgery (for certain patients who cannot have standard surgery).
     
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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