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Treatment Options

Treatment options may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, other localized therapies or any combination of these treatments.

  • Surgery may consist of a pneumonectomy, lobectomy, or segmentectomy where all or part of the lung is removed. In some instances, the nearby lymph nodes may be removed for observation
  • Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy that uses anti-cancer drugs to kill or stop the growth of cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy consists of external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy or internal radiation therapy
  • External beam uses localized high energy radiation beams to eliminate cancer cells and keep them from growing
  • Brachytherapy uses a radioactive substance, usually in the form of seeds which are placed directly into or near the cancer which helps to shrink the tumor
  • Other therapies can include radio frequency ablation, photo dynamic therapy, laser therapy and stent placement

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