Lung Cancer Sections  

Lung Cancer Treatment

1)  Surgery

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) are used to determine whether the disease is localized and amenable to surgery.

Procedures include wedge resection (removal of part of a lobe), segmentectomy (removal of an anatomic division of a particular lobe of the lung), lobectomy (one lobe), bilobectomy (two lobes), or pneumonectomy (whole lung).


2)  Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy involves using medicines to kill cancer cells.

Chemotherapy is the most effective treatment for small cell lung cancer.

It can help control the growth and spread of the cancer.


3) Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is used in both non-small cell and small cell lung cancers.

It may be given to people who do not want to undergo surgery or whose cancer has spread to nearby structures, such as the lymph nodes.

It may only partially shrink the cancer or slow its growth.

Combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy improves survival in this group.