Treatment of Lung Cancer

Medical innovation has brought about many advancements in treating lung cancer. Speak to your doctor to understand which option is best suited for you.

Surgey

Surgery

While surgery is the main treatment for NSCLC, the need for surgery for SCLC or NSCLC depends on the stage, size and location of the cancer in the lung as well as the patient’s age and physical strength to withstand surgery.

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy employs the use of anti-cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy may also be used before a surgery to shrink the tumour, destroy remaining cancer cells after surgery or radiation, or make other therapies like radiation more effective.

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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy

A traditional method of treating cancer, radiotherapy is the use of high-energy radioactive waves to destroy cancer cells. Typically, radiotherapy is used to shrink tumours and help to control symptoms.

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Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy uses a class of drugs that stop the key molecules that help cancer cells grow and spread and is often used for patients with advanced NSCLC, either along with chemotherapy or on its own.

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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy involves helping the immune system fight cancer. Immunotherapy works with the body’s natural immune system to enable it to identify and destroy cancer cells on its own.

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Other therapies

Other therapies

Other therapies, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), laser therapy, microwave ablation, are available for Treatment of Lung Cancer or its symptoms and may be used in conjunction with chemotherapy and other standard therapies.

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