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Learn about the stages and treatment options for lung cancer


Learn about the stages and treatment options for lung cancer

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. There are two major types of lung cancers, Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC).

Knowing which type you have is important because it affects your treatment options and your outlook. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatments and immunotherapy alone or in combination are used to treat lung cancer patients.

Use of individual treatment options would be based on the stage of cancer and symptoms. Surgery: Most stage 1 and stage 2 lung cancer patients are treated with surgery to remove the tumor if the patient is very fit.

As most of the lung cancer patients are not very fit and suffer from poor lung and heart condition, up to 10% of patients only can undergo curative lung surgery. Radiation: Patients with early lung cancer, but not suitable for surgery (stage 1and 2), or advanced lung cancer (stage 3) are treated with radiation with the intention to cure.

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