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Lung Cancer Care


Getting a second opinion is usually a good idea. Your doctor may be able to help. If you have lung cancer, your care will be coordinated by a team of doctors that includes: (thoracic surgeon)

  • a lung expert (pulmonologist)
  • an oncologist
  • a radiologist

Before deciding on a treatment, discuss all options. Your doctors will communicate and coordinate care.

NSCLC treatment varies from person to person. This is because so much depends on your health.

Stage 1: In this stage of NSCLC, a portion of the lung may be removed surgically. For those at high risk of recurrence, chemotherapy may be recommended.


Stage 2: Your lung may need to be surgically removed. Routinely advised Chemotherapy

Stage 3: You may need Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.

Stage 4: NSCLC is difficult to treat. Surgical, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy are options.

Surgery, Chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are all options for NSCLC. Unfortunately, most cancers are too advanced for surgery.

Clinical trials open up new treatment options. Find out if you qualify for a clinical trial.

Some advanced lung cancer patients opt out of treatment. However, you can still receive palliative care, which treats the symptoms of cancer rather than the disease itself.