Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Treatment Options

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer may be treated in several ways. The choice of non-small cell treatment options depend mainly on the size, location, and extent of the tumor.
 
Surgery is the most common way to treat non-small cell lung cancer. Cryosurgery, a treatment that freezes and destroys cancer tissue, may be used to control symptoms in the later stages of non-small cell lung cancer. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy may also be used to slow the progress of non-small cell lung cancer and to manage symptoms.
 
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Prognosis for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The prognosis (chance of recovery) for non-small cell lung cancer depends on the following:
 
  • The stage of the cancer (whether it is in the lung only or has spread to other places in the body)
  • The tumor size
  • The type of lung cancer
  • Whether there are symptoms
  • The patient's general health.
     
For most patients with non-small cell lung cancer, current treatments do not cure the cancer.
 
(See Lung Cancer Prognosis for more information.)
 
 
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Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

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